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The Darcys want to escape to sunny “San Diego, 1988” on new song — listen

A preview of Centerfold, their latest album for Arts & Crafts

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    As fans of Mad Men can attest, California is often portrayed as the ideal getaway for folks like Don Draper — those tired and disillusioned by the fast-paced, cutthroat lifestyle of New York. Alt-pop outfit The Darcys know the feeling all too well, as they hail from the Big Apple’s icy neighbor city to the north, Toronto. The Polaris Prize-nominated two-piece even penned a song about it for upcoming album Centerfold.

    Titled “San Diego, 1988”, it’s a glimmering cut that practically begs you to pack up your bags and head west to the sprawling Pacific Coast. There are Chromeo-esque grooves and a bursting, synth-lined chorus that sounds like Passion Pit took a bullet train to Funky Town — basically, it’s nearly impossible not to imagine the bliss that is life as a laid-back SoCal native.

    “I think there is an immediacy to the imagery of a specific time and place that really connects with people,” The Darcys tell Consequence of Sound in a statement. ‘San Diego, 1988’ is road trip song about giving into the fantasy of escapism and defending the idea of a simpler kind of love. ‘All we need is each other and the open road,’ or so the story goes.”

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    Check out the track above via its lyric video, which stars über-cool band members Jason Couse and Wes Marskell. Centerfold follows 2013’s well-received Warring and arrives on November 4th via Arts & Crafts. Find the tracklist, as well as The Darcys’ upcoming tour dates, below.

    Centerfold Tracklist:
    01. Studio City
    02. Miracle
    03. San Diego, 1988
    04. Virtual Reality
    05. Arizona Highway
    06. Coming Up For Air
    07. I Want It All
    08. Alibi
    09. Black Diamonds
    10. Lip Service

    The Darcys 2016 Tour Dates:
    08/11 – Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom *
    08/12 – Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom *
    09/03 – Edmonton, AB @ Sonic Boom Festival
    09/04 – Calgary, AB @ X Fest
    09/18 – Victoria, BC @ Rifflandia Festival

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    * = w/ AWOLNATION

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