The Darcys give away debut album

By | Published on Wednesday 14 December 2011

The Darcys

Toronto art-rockers The Darcys and their label Arts & Craft have announced that they are giving away the band’s eponymous debut album in digital form for free via their website – – in the hope that it’ll help them shift all the vinyl copies they’ve had pressed up. And it just might, you know. Produced by Murray Lightburn of The Dears, ‘The Darcys’ is the first of a planned trio of records (the latter two of which will be made available with more cash exchange involved).

To promote the first album release, they enlisted award winning visual effects artists and director Mike Portughese to put together a video for album track ‘Don’t Bleed Me’. It doesn’t look like it was cheap, so let’s hope their plan to sell all that vinyl pays off. But whatever, they can be pleased in the knowledge that in three minutes the video manages to tell a more compelling story than most feature length sci-fi films have managed of late.