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The Darcys Heading to Riverfest


The Canadian dance-oriented, electronic-pop duo The Darcys are heading to Riverfest Elora. The group first formed in Etobicoke, Ontario in 2007 with singer/songwriter Jason Couse and Wes Marskel. They were originally named after the Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice. The band moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia where the decided to add two more members to the band. They released their single Endless Water In 2007.

After the release of the Endless Water the band moved to Toronto and once again decided to add a fifth member to the group. During the next several years the band embarked on many challenges and changes through losing band members and releasing an experimental cover of Steely Dan's in 1977 album Aja. In 2013.

Despite the challenges and changes the band continued to produce music and released a third album called Warring. Warning landed the band their first Juno Award nomination under the category Alternative Album of the Year. The Juno Award nomination also resulted in the band being longlisted for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize. In 2015 the band decided to bring the original duo Couse and Marskell back together again. Together the duo recorded their fourth album, Centerfold which as inspired both a commercial and artistic breakthrough, this album was recorded four different locations New Zealand, Los Angeles, Banff, and Toronto with producer Shawn Everett the album included the singles "Miracle" and "San Diego, 1988." The duo has released three albums together, 20-minute instrumental piece entitled Hymn for A Missing Girl, and a lo-fi interpretation of Steely Dan's masterpiece AJA. The band latest single “Better Days” was released on June 6 2019. “Better Days” talks about getting through and navigating through bad times.

For more information on The Darcys, go here.