Indie rockers Darwin Deez play the First Unitarian Church tonight. The Asheville, North Carolina band formed in New York City in 2009, feeling at home at the Sidewalk Cafe, a launching pad for off-beat pop acts including Kimya Dawson and Adam Green. The band released their self-titled debut of upbeat, dance-along tracks shortly after in 2010. Now the Darwin Smith-led quirk pop outfit are working the road for sophomore effort Songs For Imaginative People, released via Lucky Number in February. Tickets and information for tonight’s all-ages show at the First Unitarian Church with Caged Animals and Cheers Elephant can be found here. Watch the video for Darwin Deez’s “Free (The Editorial Me)” below.
Citing breakfast cereal commercials, zebra print spandex, Elfquest comics, film noir, beat poets and nature as sources of inspiration, Wrong World are a high-energy four-piece out of Philadelphia that got their start playing two songs over and over in a basement as an instrumental trio before scrapping that approach and adding a vocalist. That exact recipe for their eclectic potpourri of influences may not be apparent when listening to the three tracks posted on their Bandcamp, but what is apparent is that Wrong World’s balance of raw garage-ness and bursts of melodic poppy-ness makes them an instant-crush worthy band. Stream “See These Streets” below and catch them at Johnny Brenda’s on April 4th opening for Bleeding Rainbow and The Cave Singers. Tickets and information can be found here.