Wes Marskell and Jason Couse are childhood friends who play together in a Toronto band called the Darcys. Known for an enigmatic kind of powerful pop music, the Darcys’ latest album is 2013’s Warring (out via Arts & Crafts) and they’re playing a sold out show with July Talk at Hillside Inside in Guelph on Saturday Feb. 8. Here Wes, Jason, and I discuss their band house, the best apples, Toronto District School Board arts funding cuts, how kids ask the darndest, most astute things, being crazy kids who destroy golf carts in Toronto, the Muppet Babies version of the Darcys band called Bernice, going down on white girls, the insane saga of Wes’s amazing Breaking Bad-esque rise and fall as a student in Guelph, amazingly inspirational high school teachers, drugs, the history of the Darcys and a short list of places where its members are prohibited from frequenting because of past indiscretions, the criminal undertones of the Darcys, remixing everything, covering Steely Dan and not being some kind of gimmicky band, surprising people with new sounds and a new project involving the work of Cormac McCarthy, awkward intensity, the song “Horses Fell,” and more
Related links: thedarcys.ca hillsidefestival.ca vishkhanna.com
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