It makes sense to me that people that have stresses in their lives, they shy away from that. The album reached #20 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart in the United States. Yet on Saturday Night, Darcy trades in his tightly-wound and sharp, biting commentary for lyrics that are far more intimate. The band consists of Tim Darcy (vocals, guitar), Ben Stidworthy (bass), Matt May (keyboards) and Tim Keen (drums). I still feel very connected to the U.S. My mom lives here, my family does too. Not to say that Obama hasn’t done things that I feel really sore about. As frontman for the Montreal-based noise-rock quartet Ought, Tim Darcy dealt largely with the macro. facebook twitter email. [3], The band worked with French producer Nicolas Vernhes on their third studio album, Room Inside the World, which was released February 16, 2018. It feels like it comes from a pretty deep place. Subscribe to our mailing list. It felt really good to get a finer point out and investigate that. Ought’s third album, Room Inside the World, straightens out their sound. Ought is a post-punk band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. First Final Days 6. JAGJAGUWAR | INDEPENDENT RETAILERS | ITUNES | AMAZON. Tim Darcy Tim Darcy, known as the lead singer of Montreal post-punk group Ought, steps out for his first proper solo album. It feels like we’ve slid down the ladder. 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. Tim Darcy of Ought Buy this photo. Resident 428 South Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013. There’s this amplitude, a push and pull, that gets charged up. Tim Darcy is a Canada-based songwriter, guitarist, and singer with an idiosyncratic delivery that can evoke a young David Byrne or Lou Reed. Found My Limit 8. All the recordings were done in the same period, a series of nights and weekends when I could record with some friends in Toronto who had offered up studio time. Based in Montreal, Ought is a thrilling and adventurous quartet, delivering an earnest and exuberant post-punk: dextrous and exacting while bursting with propulsive and fluid energy, as indebted to Cap’n Jazz as to Talking Heads. I’ve been thinking empathetically about the future of a lot of people. To a certain degree, that’s kind of inevitable. Catalog No: JAG302. With Ought, a lot of the themes are painted with very broad strokes. You put your head in a little bit and suddenly you’re getting blasted. Daily Music Editor. It was released on September 18, 2015, via the Montreal-based label Constellation Records. People are just going on with their lives and work. 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. 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. 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[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. Saturday Night is out now via Jagjaguwar. With this record I just wanted to write and record some nice songs [laughs]. 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 … There are a lot of similarities between the two countries. Some of these songs predate Ought, and have been rattling around for awhile. 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 … May 15, 2017 • Tim Darcy of Montreal band Ought brings his mysterious solo work, from the album Saturday Night, to the Tiny Desk. Despite their wry tone, Ought are overwhelmingly optimistic; even a winking, lively declaration that "I am excited to go grocery shopping," manages to sound objectively earnest. Tim Darcy, guitarist/vocalist from the Montreal-based rock band Ought, has announced a forthcoming debut solo album, Saturday Night.Working without … In 2011, four individuals living in Montreal formed the post-punk band Ought, releasing their debut EP, New Calm, a year later. One of the most striking things about Saturday Night is that the lyrics feel much more intimate than some of your past work. I’m just going on with my life. Actually, for the single “Still Waking Up,” there is a nervous energy. I’m in favor of freedom of movement. However, the EP provides a bit more insight into Ought’s direction than just that. 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 … 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. He over-enunciates. It feels tender. I was thinking about that too, [recording] in New York. It’s a very special song to me. In Canada, people are really in tune with what’s going in the U.S. Part of that is because it’s a huge super power next door, but it’s also because there’s an association with the people next door. I associate [apathy] more with stuff I’ve written in Ought than this record. Tim Darcy (of Ought) Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Age Limit: 21 and Over. Get details at Westword.com. 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. That gives me a lot of hope, and I feel inspired to be a part of that. 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. There was no immediate goal to carve out a solo career, there was just this very organic desire to document some of these songs. It feels like something is happening that’s outside of reality. It’s definitely something that I’m drawn to: things that are big because they’re intangible, not zeitgeist[-y]. I was feeling really excited about Bernie and then feeling like [pauses] it wasn’t going to happen. 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. After signing with Constellation Records, they released a full-length, More than Any Other Day, in 2014. Ought formed in 2011 when its members began living together in a communal band practice space and recorded their earliest material. In the time that followed, Ought released their first full-length and began touring. Speaking of traveling between the two countries, I was curious how you process your bi-national identity in a post-election world? Ought’s Tim Darcy on His Intimate Solo Record, and Making the Political Personal. Ought is a post-punk band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. These are the ones that felt like they were coming together to form a record. Considering the political bent of your past work, I was curious if you feel themes of apathy or disconnect running through this newer music? 8:00pm - 12:00am. Their debut EP, New Calm, was released in 2012. I know it’s kind of a silly question, but do you have a favorite song on Saturday Night? 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. Tim Darcy. Like with Brexit, there’s a fear of feeling those divisions tightening. You might get hooked on a band that only a few people know about. 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. 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.” Constellation Records. I know that’s not a good way to go forward. The borders are tightening; under Trump, there’s the possibility of things tightening further. The Trump victory feels almost like a mistake to me. 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. 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. Still Waking Up 5. While Ought was happening, I wasn’t paying any attention to this side of my songwriting. Tim Darcy (Ought) on Mar 25, 2017 in Detroit, MI at Majestic Theatre. 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. Any music fan in the 2010s has access to new music at their fingertips. You Felt Comfort 4. 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. Joan Pt 1, 2 3. He is lead singer and guitarist for the post-punk band Ought and recently released his … 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.Darcy actually almost bailed on the session at the start of day one, but was thankfully convinced to make the jump and record a crop of songs he had been amassing over the years--an initial set, … Shima Sadaghiyani. There are all these awful alt-right nationalist people, then there are also people that Bernie was speaking to who voted for Trump, and I don’t think the bulk of them are racist—or not as racist as he or the alt-right are, or as misogynistic as he is necessarily. It’s just really sad for me. Darcy’s unmistakable, commanding voice and lyrical phrasing are, as they are in Ought, an instrument here: vital to the entire affair. It’s like when you start falling in love with somebody, you start opening that door a little wider. DATES / MUSIC / CONTACT 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 … [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. 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. Tall Glass of Water 2. 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. 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 … One thing I’ve seen that’s been really inspiring is a lot of people stepping up. Tim Darcy’s debut solo album Saturday Night (Jagjaguwar) is a “dead split,” he says, between the old and the new. Are the recordings themselves old, or just the songs? Do you feel similarly when you’re in Montreal? 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 … Sun Coming Down is the second full-length album of Montreal-quartet Ought. Fulfilled by Ticket Fly Purchase Conditions. 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 That’s a beautiful image. 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. After a while they gain a following and before you know it they're playing one of the big venues in town. I had that cassette, and I was playing it in the dark. You used to be able to drive into Canada with a US driver’s license. Ought know how to keep it tight. I was in Santa Cruz right after the election; it’s a beach town south of San Francisco. 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. Tim Darcy (Ought) on Feb 17, 2017 in Toronto, Canada at The Drake Hotel. Tickets. 2014's Today More Than Any Other Day had the raw energy of home-recorded punk with singer Tim Darcy… Listen to the latest episode of Bandcamp Radio. 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. It’s fucking awful, obviously you don’t want to deal with that all the time. Release Date: 2017-02-17. The album achieved critical acclaim, including a Best New Music accolade from Pitchfork Media. [4], Lead singer Tim Darcy released his debut solo album, Saturday Night, in 2017. There was an eerie feeling of being in a bubble totally removed the political reality. Take Montreal post-punk act Ought for example; they've o It’s a xenophobic response. OK View nearby accommodations Resident I’d come back from those tours and be pretty exhausted. 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. The band shifts adeptly from sharp angles and stuttering counterpoint to softer edges and chiming flow, the instrumental interplay consistently […] 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. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. Even though there were sometimes weeks in between sessions, it felt really cohesive because it was the same people, the same environment. Purchase Conditions. Known as leader of the high-intensity indie rock band Ought, he's also released more personal solo material. Saturday Night 7. I was thinking about the line in “Still Waking Up” where you sing, “I’m not awake but still alive.”. 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. I remember really feeling it. 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