The Launch Pad 2013: Introducing The Darcys and Misun
    • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2013

    • Posted by: Matt Howard

    In less than two weeks, we'll be hosting our annual CMJ Music Marathon showcase The Launch Pad at Spike Hill in Brooklyn. Sorting through the massive CMJ lineup to plan your own excursions can be a daunting and highly stressful process. To save you the trouble, and quite frankly, to save your lives (stress kills!), we've compiled a group of 12 diverse acts into Friday (10/18) and Saturday (10/19) nights. No CMJ badge nor bucks are required to get into our party.

    To get you acclimated to our divine lineup, we'll be introducing two acts per day leading all the way up to our first Friday performance. Today, we present to you two of Friday's mid-evening performers, The Darcys and Misun.

    The Darcys
    Friday, October 18th - 9PM

    Although their name might lead you to imagine Al Bundy's neighbors, The Darcys provide a unique and stimulating interpretation of modern art rock. They're also named after Elizabeth Bennet's romantic interest in Pride and Prejudice. The Toronto-based four-piece recently released Warring, the final installment of a three-year trilogy of records that included The Darcys (2011) and AJA (2012).

    The Darcys' sound, textured in blacks and grays, is a melting pot of comparable artists; TV On The Radio's percussive experimentalism; Foals' guitar bliss; vocals reminiscent of The Walker Brothers. Listen/Watch "The River" from Warring below:

    Friday, October 18th - 10PM

    Shortly after The Darcys, Washington D.C.-based four-piece Misun will expel their quirky pop. The group led by frontwoman Misun Wojcik (it's pronounced 'me-sun'), features a tropical vibe that's carried by infectious, tribal beats. From what we've heard, like fingerprints and snowflakes, no two Misun songs are alike. This group's sonic palate extends from trop-pop to retro riffs. Below you can compare their guitar-glided "Harlot", and their ultra-rhythmic "Goodbye Sasha" (released earlier today).

    Wanna come party with us and see these bands at a unique, little venue free of charge? RSVP via Eventbrite.

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