I remember really feeling it. That gives me a lot of hope, and I feel inspired to be a part of that. Still Waking Up 5. I think that’s a huge part of the record, a more direct intimacy; not just in terms of more personal songs, but also in the scope—the size of certain feelings. The music that Montreal singer-songwriter Tim Darcy makes with his band Ought wears its stresses as a medal of honor, the backbone of a certain … He began writing poetry as early as the third grade and performed often, and his first attempts at songwriting were him feeling around in the dark to set some of them to music. The music industry is pretty fragile right now, but bands and labels are still stepping up and donating proceeds to amazing organizations that really need it. Tim Darcy (Ought) on Mar 25, 2017 in Detroit, MI at Majestic Theatre. Age Limit: 21 and Over. Like with Brexit, there’s a fear of feeling those divisions tightening. I was in Santa Cruz right after the election; it’s a beach town south of San Francisco. Out now, it consists of recent songs, as well as tracks Darcy wrote before his involvement with Ought, the Montreal-based four-piece he formed in … Subscribe to our mailing list. The media is tearing into your skin. Ought is a post-punk band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Tim Darcy, the front man of the Montreal-based ensemble Ought, has always been fond of writing lyrics that sting as much as the guitars that surround them. [3], The band worked with French producer Nicolas Vernhes on their third studio album, Room Inside the World, which was released February 16, 2018. Tim Darcy (of Ought) Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Joan Pt 1, 2 3. Tim Darcy of Ought Buy this photo. Actually, for the single “Still Waking Up,” there is a nervous energy. That’s what I was thinking about, having engagement be more a part of your rhythm that isn’t so black and white or intense. Tim Darcy (Ought) on Feb 17, 2017 in Toronto, Canada at The Drake Hotel. JAGJAGUWAR | INDEPENDENT RETAILERS | ITUNES | AMAZON. He is lead singer and guitarist for the post-punk band Ought and recently released his … Saturday Night, released 17 February 2017 1. newyorker.com The New Yorker Recommends: Tim Darcy’s Clever Post-Punk On his début solo album, “Saturday Night,” the singer of the Montreal-based band Ought … Montreal art-rock group Ought, however, toes an entirely different line. I was thinking about that too, [recording] in New York. While Ought was happening, I wasn’t paying any attention to this side of my songwriting. Having spent most of 2014 on the road vitalizing audiences with no-nonsense post-punk and the feverishly observational testifying of singer/guitarist Tim Darcy, Ought spent the first few months of 2015 writing, playing the occasional local gig, and eventually heading back to … [2], In October 2014, the band released Once More with Feeling, an EP featuring B-sides from More Than Any Other Day and re-recordings of earlier songs. Do you feel similarly when you’re in Montreal? I know that’s not a good way to go forward. Ought know how to keep it tight. In the time that followed, Ought released their first full-length and began touring. The one that most consistently makes me stop and listen to the record is the last track, “What’d You Release.” I remember exactly where I was when I wrote that. Constellation Records. May 15, 2017 • Tim Darcy of Montreal band Ought brings his mysterious solo work, from the album Saturday Night, to the Tiny Desk. 2014's Today More Than Any Other Day had the raw energy of home-recorded punk with singer Tim Darcy… Known as leader of the high-intensity indie rock band Ought, he's also released more personal solo material. The borders are tightening; under Trump, there’s the possibility of things tightening further. That’s a beautiful image. The album reached #20 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart in the United States. We caught up with Darcy in New York, where he is currently recording Ought’s follow-up to 2015’s Sun Coming Down, to discuss the personal nature of his new album, and how the politically-minded singer is evaluating the state of the union. People are just going on with their lives and work. Tim Darcy, guitarist/vocalist from the Montreal-based rock band Ought, has announced a forthcoming debut solo album, Saturday Night.Working without … Speaking of traveling between the two countries, I was curious how you process your bi-national identity in a post-election world? Shima Sadaghiyani. Some of these songs predate Ought, and have been rattling around for awhile. Considering the political bent of your past work, I was curious if you feel themes of apathy or disconnect running through this newer music? I’ve been thinking empathetically about the future of a lot of people. Darcy’s unmistakable, commanding voice and lyrical phrasing are, as they are in Ought, an instrument here: vital to the entire affair. It’s just really sad for me. Their debut EP, New Calm, was released in 2012. There’s a lot of work to be done, but I don’t want to give the impression that I’m resigned that everything is going to be really bad now. Saturday Night 7. [5], "Ought: More Than Any Other Day Album Review | Pitchfork", "Room Inside the World - Ought | Credits | AllMusic", "Tim Darcy: Saturday Night Album Review | Pitchfork", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ought_(band)&oldid=967814075, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 July 2020, at 13:33. LOS ANGELES — With the wave of a finger and the strike of a pose, the Tim Darcy-led Ought brought its eclectic style to the Teragram Ballroom for what would end up being a somber and frenetic set.. With the Montreal outfit fresh off releasing Room Inside The World, an album that showed the band could experiment without shedding its character, Ought’s set proved to be surprisingly … Release Date: 2017-02-17. For his debut solo album Saturday Night, due out Feb. 17, Ought’s frontman Tim Darcy isn’t quite so heady and filled with nervous energy. Listen to the latest episode of Bandcamp Radio. He over-enunciates. It feels tender. As frontman for Montreal quartet Ought, Darcy has, over the course of two records, emerged as one of indie rock’s most wily and witty wordsmiths, channeling the … I was visiting my mother in New Hampshire; I had recorded it on a little cassette deck, and was riding back to Montreal in a minivan alone. Daily Music Editor. Any music fan in the 2010s has access to new music at their fingertips. The band consists of Tim Darcy (vocals, guitar), Ben Stidworthy (bass), Matt May (keyboards) and Tim Keen (drums). [4], Lead singer Tim Darcy released his debut solo album, Saturday Night, in 2017. Even when I watch him on TV, it doesn’t feel like anything I’ve experienced before, so I don’t know how to react to it. Are the recordings themselves old, or just the songs? Tim Darcy, singer and guitarist for Montreal's Ought, talks about his Colorado roots and comparisons to other great bands in a wide-ranging interview. You might get hooked on a band that only a few people know about. Ought formed in 2011 when its members began living together in a communal band practice space and recorded their earliest material. I had that cassette, and I was playing it in the dark. Tim Darcy’s debut solo album Saturday Night (Jagjaguwar) is a “dead split,” he says, between the old and the new. I know it’s kind of a silly question, but do you have a favorite song on Saturday Night? First Final Days 6. Resident 428 South Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013. It’s definitely something that I’m drawn to: things that are big because they’re intangible, not zeitgeist[-y]. Fulfilled by Ticket Fly Purchase Conditions. Born in Arizona, Tim Darcy made his way to both Colorado and New Hampshire before ending up in Montreal where he found university, the city’s rich DIY scene, and the other members of Ought. I’m in favor of freedom of movement. I was thinking about the line in “Still Waking Up” where you sing, “I’m not awake but still alive.”. There was no immediate goal to carve out a solo career, there was just this very organic desire to document some of these songs. Found My Limit 8. Take Montreal post-punk act Ought for example; they've o Tim Darcy, the charismatic lead singer and lyricist of the great Montreal band Ought, played a rare show with his solo band, debuting songs... More Tim Darcy Ought Get details at Westword.com. Even though there were sometimes weeks in between sessions, it felt really cohesive because it was the same people, the same environment. [1] It was noted in numerous year-end lists for 2014 including Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Drowned In Sound, Loud and Quiet, Exclaim!, Crack Magazine, and Paste. You used to be able to drive into Canada with a US driver’s license. The Montreal-based four-piece sound at times as if they’re improvising, on the verge of imploding… only to unite in some kind of glorious, seamless “cosmic sense”, as vocalist and guitarist Tim Darcy describes. Saturday Night is out now via Jagjaguwar. It’s a xenophobic response. For his debut solo album Saturday Night, due out Feb. 17, Ought’s frontman Tim Darcy isn’t quite so heady and filled with nervous energy. Tall Glass of Water 2. The album achieved critical acclaim, including a Best New Music accolade from Pitchfork Media. Ought’s Tim Darcy on His Intimate Solo Record, and Making the Political Personal. OK View nearby accommodations Resident The group, comprised entirely of American expats, painted harsh images of Montreal’s urban nightlife with serrated guitar strokes, tweaked deadpan deliveries and needlepoint lyricism. It feels like it comes from a pretty deep place. You put your head in a little bit and suddenly you’re getting blasted. Tim Darcy, guitarist/vocalist from the Montreal-based rock band Ought, has announced a forthcoming debut solo album, Saturday Night.Working without the rest of the group shouldn’t pose a problem for Darcy, as he’s got plenty of backup in the form of a turtleneck- and blazer-wearing mob of clones, all of whom star in the video he’s shared for the first single, “Tall Glass of Water.” It’s a very special song to me. Label: Jagjaguwar 'Saturday Night', the first proper solo album from Tim Darcy (Ought), comes from one of those crossroads-type moments in life where one has to walk to the edge before knowing which way to proceed. The band consists of Tim Darcy (vocals, guitar), Ben Stidworthy (bass), Matt May (keyboards) and Tim Keen (drums). I associate [apathy] more with stuff I’ve written in Ought than this record. Video Game Water Levels, Drifting Ambient, Dinosaur Music, and More, Soho Rezanejad Navigates Grief on “Perform and Surrender”, Various Artists, “Color De Trópico: Compiled By El Dragón Criollo & El Palmas”, Today, Support Artists Impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic. There are love/love lost songs like the standout, almost-New Wave “Still Waking Up” in which a Smiths-esque melody builds upon an underbrush that recalls 60s AM pop and country. It felt really good to get a finer point out and investigate that. facebook twitter email. I’m just going on with my life. It’s like when you start falling in love with somebody, you start opening that door a little wider. Tim Darcy is a Canada-based songwriter, guitarist, and singer with an idiosyncratic delivery that can evoke a young David Byrne or Lou Reed. Sun Coming Down, the band's second full-length album, was released in September 2015. With this record I just wanted to write and record some nice songs [laughs]. These are the ones that felt like they were coming together to form a record. Catalog No: JAG302. The Trump victory feels almost like a mistake to me. I’d come back from those tours and be pretty exhausted. You Felt Comfort 4. Like Grizzly Bear’s Yellow House or Devandra Banhart’s Rejoicing in the Hands, the album is permeated by a warmth that draws the listener into Darcy’s world. It feels like something is happening that’s outside of reality. I’ve been thinking of the idea of weaving your compassion for other people, weaving your ability to be more involved, into your life, in a way that doesn’t feel like, ‘There are political people, and there is everyone else.’ Part of that is the way things get talked about—it’s exhausting. One of the most striking things about Saturday Night is that the lyrics feel much more intimate than some of your past work. Ought’s third album, Room Inside the World, straightens out their sound. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. To begin, this EP is bookended by two very sentimental and somber tracks, “Pill” and “Waiting.” “Pill” is definitely the more defeated sounding of the two, with Tim Darcy’s often ecstatic vocals sounding much more vulnerable this time through. It makes sense to me that people that have stresses in their lives, they shy away from that. 8:00pm - 12:00am. After a while they gain a following and before you know it they're playing one of the big venues in town. We have to cling to that, to the notion that even though it feels like switch was flipped, there are so many people in the U.S. that believe in working towards better and more equitable way of living and organizing our society. 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