Indie-pop renaissance man and musical DIY-er Darwin Deez will release his third full-length record entitled Double Down this Fall, and today he premieres the album's catchy-as-hell second single "Time Machine." The song debuted earlier today as Zane Lowe's "World Record" on Beats 1. listen to Time Machine via Noisey. To celebrate the release of his new song, Darwin has also announced a Fall U.S. tour. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 24 - see below to find a show near you!
"Time Machine" is an exciting dance floor-ready tune with the most ridiculous fret-board crawling bassline, but on closer listen tells the tale of a strained friendship. "I don't like having enemies or being on bad terms with people," Darwin Deez explains. "But an old friend of mine is keeping me at a distance. I really prefer to talk these kind of things out, but some people just don't. That's what inspired the words to "Time Machine" - wanting to hurry up, get past the bitterness and on to the reunion. "
It's been two years since Darwin Deez released his sophomore album Songs For Imaginative People, the follow-up to his highly successful eponymous debut. This forthcoming record Double Down will be released on September 18 via Lucky Number. Recorded, performed, mixed and mastered entirely by Darwin in his 6-floor Williamsburg walk-up, Double Down is a vibrant slice of pure pop perfection, and a beautifully balanced representation of Darwin's rich and varied catalogue; his finest record to date.
Watch the music video for Double Down's first single "Kill Your Attitude," which premiered as BBC Radio 1's "Hottest Record In The World." The video is a masterful visual experience, as we find Darwin Deez unknowingly immersed in a first person shooter video game, opposing his significant other. Watch The Video Below:
North American Tour Dates
8/26/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right - Neon Gold Popshop
11/17/15 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
11/18/15 Detroit, MI @ Pike Room
11/19/15 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
11/21/15 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
11/22/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
11/24/15 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw
11/25/15 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater
11/27/15 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
11/28/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
11/30/15 Austin, TX @ Red 7 Small
12/1/15 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Downstairs
12/2/15 Dallas, TX @ Three Links
12/6/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
12/7/15 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
12/9/15 Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat
12/11/15 Buffalo, NY @ Studio at Waiting Room
12/12/15 Toronto, CAN @ Drake Hotel
12/13/15 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar