The Darcys

Early Show

The Darcys

Rey Pila

Tue, November 6, 2012

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 21 and over

A Live Interpretation Of Steely Dan's AJA Rescheduled from 11/1

The Darcys - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
The Darcys
AJA is the second in a trilogy of releases from Toronto art rock quartet The Darcys.
An interpretation of Steely Dan’s 1977 studio masterpiece, the album was produced, arranged and recorded by the band at home during the summer and fall of 2010.
Moody, dense and textured, AJA is an exploration of physical and emotional space and the real and imaginary divisions within it.
The decision to interpret the album in full was made during a period in which the band struggled to complete its self-titled sophomore record.
With no label and mixing stalled, The Darcys were unable to track new material, instead embracing the challenge of reshaping the collective favourite and presenting it to the world as a declaration of self-sufficiency.
“We did it because we could,” the band’s Wes Marskell explains. “And because we thought we couldn't.”
“It became as much an art project as an album.”
More than a year later, following a multi-album deal with Arts & Crafts and the release of The Darcys on October 25, AJA is unveiled, representing an essential

link from 2011’s self-titled offering to the band’s much-anticipated third studio release.
And above all else, AJA has come to signify a crucial turning point for The Darcys - created in the darkness to bring light and living as a demonstration of resolve, proficiency and imagination.
Rey Pila - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
In 2006 Diego composed and co-produced the critically acclaimed “Greatest Hits” with Los Dynamite, an album that allowed them to play for 4 years all over Mexico and the US, touring with Zoe in the Rockampeonato Telcel Tour as well as to share stages with the likes of Interpol, Bloc Party, The Killers and Fat Boy Slim.
After ending his cycle with Los Dynamite Diego started writing the songs that would end up creating Rey Pila, the self-titled, solo album recorded in October 2009 at the New York studio of producer/engineer Paul Majahan (TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars). Ranging from psychedelia to Detroit's old sound of Motown Rey Pila holds 10 precious tracks (6 of them in English, 4 of them in Spanish) with huge choruses, squalling dissonance and sheets of twinkling electronic ambience all of them composed and co-produced by Diego.

Rey Pila es el proyecto solista de Diego Solórzano el ex vocalista y compositor de la agrupación Los Dynamite. Diego fue el compositor,co productor de el disco ¨Greatest Hits¨.Disco que le permitió a Los Dynamite tocar durante 4 años en toda la republica Mexicana y E.U.Hacer la gira Rockampeonato Telcel con Zoe, y abrir conciertos para bandas internacionales como: Interpol,Bloc Party y Dirty Pretty Things. También les permitió participar en festivales de música con bandas como The Killers, Fatboy Slim y The Dandy Wharlhols. Los Dynamite se separan en el 2008 y asi concluye el ciclo de la banda.
En el 2009 Diego comienza a componer para su nuevo proyecto llamado Rey Pila, termina con el proceso de composición en septiembre de ese mismo año y comienza a grabarlo en octubre en Nueva York con el productor de origen norteamericano Paul Majahan (Tv On The Radio,Yeah Yeah Yeahs,Liars , The National).
El disco esta compuesto y coproducido por Diego y tiene diez tracks de los cuales hay cuatro en español y seis en ingles. El álbum combina varios generos musicales, desde música psicodélica , shoegaze hasta el viejo sonido de Detroit ¨Motown¨.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002