- Up In The Clouds
Darwin Deez is an American indie band from New York City signed to music label Lucky Number. The group’s frontman Darwin Deez (Darwin Merwan Smith) attended Wesleyan University and previously was a guitarist for Creaky Boards and a rapper. Currently, Darwin Smith lives in Brooklyn, New York.
The band began to receive public attention in the United Kingdom during late 2009, which followed the release of the band’s debut single, “Constellations“. In April 2010, the band released their second single, “Radar Detector“, which reached #62 in the UK Singles Chart, #5 on the UK Indie Chart. He has appeared on the cover of the NME and was placed in the Top 10 of their annual Cool List. The band’s self-titled debut album, Darwin Deez, was released on 12 April 2010 in the United Kingdom and on 22 February 2011 in the United States. The third single from the album, “Up In The Clouds“, was released on 12 July 2010.
In February 2011, they released a mixtape entitled Wonky Beats. Darwin Deez embarked on a tour of Australia in April 2011, during which time they played at the Groovin the Moo festival and a number of side-shows.
In February 2013, Darwin Deez released their second album entitled Songs For Imaginative People and went on tour to support the album.