Darwin Deez

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Darwin Deez
Origin New York, New York, United States
Years active 2009–present
Labels Lucky Number Music
Associated acts
Website darwindeez.com
Members Darwin Merwan Smith
Greg Richardson
Andrew Hoepfner
Tim McCoy
Past members Angela Carlucci
Zachary Cole Smith
Michelle Dorrance
Nicholas Van Young

Darwin Deez is an American indie band from New York City signed to music label Lucky Number. The group's frontman Darwin Deez (Darwin Merwan Smith) attended Wesleyan University and has been a guitarist for Creaky Boards and a rapper. Darwin Smith lives in Brooklyn, New York.


The band began to receive public attention in the United Kingdom during late 2009, which followed the release of the band's debut single, "Constellations". In April 2010, the band released their second single, "Radar Detector", which reached number 62 in the UK Singles Chart, number 5 on the UK Indie Chart. He has appeared on the cover of the NME and was placed in the Top 10 of their annual Cool List. The band's self-titled debut album, Darwin Deez, was released on 12 April 2010 in the United Kingdom and on 22 February 2011 in the United States. The third single from the album, "Up In The Clouds", was released on 12 July 2010.

In February 2011, they released a mixtape titled Wonky Beats. Darwin Deez embarked on a tour of Australia in April 2011, during which time they played at the Groovin the Moo festival and a number of side-shows.

In February 2013, Darwin Deez released their second album titled Songs for Imaginative People[1] and went on tour to support the album.[2]

Darwin Deez released their third studio album, titled Double Down, on September 18, 2015 via Lucky Number.[3]



Year Album details Chart Peak Positions
2010 Darwin Deez 61 3
2011 Wonky Beats Mixtape
  • Released: 25 January 2011
  • Genre: Hip Hop/Rap
  • Label: N/A (Self Released)
  • Format: digital download
2013 Songs for Imaginative People 91 N/A
2015 Double Down TBA TBA


Year Title Peak Positions Album
2009 "Constellations"
2010 "Radar Detector" 62 5 Darwin Deez
"Up In The Clouds" 120[5] 13
"Constellations" (re-release) 174 15
"Bad Day"
2015 "Kill Your Attitude" TBA TBA Double Down
"Time Machine" TBA TBA

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2010 "Radar Detector" Ace Norton[6]
"Up In the Clouds" Tom Kingsley[7]
"Constellations" Terri Timely[8]
"DNA" Miles Crawford[9]
2012 "Free (The Editorial Me)" Ninian Doff[10]
2013 "You Can't Be My Girl" Keith Schofield [11]
2015 "Kill Your Attitude" Dent De Cuir [12]
"The Mess She Made" Oscar Hudson[13]


  1. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/songs-for-imaginative-people/id581055304?l=en&affId=2051894
  2. ^ "Darwin Deez releasing new album and touring in 2013 (dates)". BrooklynVegan. 
  3. ^ "Darwin Deez Artist News". www.need406.com. 
  4. ^ "Album chart for 08/05/2010". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  5. ^ http://www.zobbel.de/cluk/110528cluk.txt
  6. ^ darwindeeez (2 March 2010). "darwin deez - radar detector (official video)" – via YouTube. 
  7. ^ darwindeeez (21 June 2010). "darwin deez - up in the clouds (official video)" – via YouTube. 
  8. ^ darwindeeez (14 September 2010). "darwin deez - constellations (official video)" – via YouTube. 
  9. ^ darwindeeez (29 November 2010). "darwin deez - dna (official video)" – via YouTube. 
  10. ^ darwindeeez (26 November 2012). "Darwin Deez - Free (The Editorial Me) [Official Video]" – via YouTube. 
  11. ^ DarwinDeezVEVO (18 February 2013). "Darwin Deez - You Can't Be My Girl" – via YouTube. 
  12. ^ DarwinDeezVEVO (16 June 2015). "Darwin Deez - Kill Your Attitude" – via YouTube. 
  13. ^ DarwinDeezVEVO (9 November 2015). "Darwin Deez - The Mess She Made" – via YouTube.