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Saturday Night

by Tim Darcy

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Sierra The perfect blend of pop and experimental. Favorite track: Still Waking Up.
Art Fin
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Art Fin Unexpectedly different from Ought but surprisingly better. He sounds like Roy Orbison on this song but there's variety on the LP. Favorite track: Still Waking Up.
Stan
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Stan Solo run from Ought's frontman. Sounding like a good one.
Lee Adcock
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Lee Adcock Still a sputtering mess when I try to talk about this - see the review I wrote (which prolly should have been an 8 - that's how distraught I was): drownedinsound.com/releases/19818/reviews/4150791
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Camryn Marquez I think that this endeavor is a better investment of this young man's creative talents. Although this album can come off as a little unfocused, it sounds, in my opinion, infinitely more inspired than his material with Ought. Although I'm certain that Ought has some emotional utility, Darcy can clearly explore more fertile and expansive ground than the confines of Ought will allow. Ought allows his best qualities to peak through on occasion, but Darcy's solo material actually focuses is on his aptitudes and best utilizes them. But whatever.
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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. Each track is woven to the next in a winding, complex journey through a charged, continuous present. 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. Darcy's unmistakable, commanding voice and lyrical phrasing are, as they are in Ought, an instrument here: vital to the entire affair. There's a line in "Tall Glass of Water," the album's Velvet Underground-nodding opening track, where Darcy asks himself a rhetorical question: "if at the end of the river, there is more river, would you dare to swim again?" He barely pauses before the answer: "Yes, surely I will stay, and I am not afraid. I went under once, I'll go under once again." That river shows up again and again in the lyrics of Saturday Night. It's about how wonderful it can be to feel in touch with that inner current. It's about how good it feels to make art, and how terrifying; how you don't always get to choose whether you're swimming or drowning as we grow and move through life, just that you're going to keep diving in. That's the impulse that links all the songs on Saturday Night, makes them glow.

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released February 17, 2017

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Tim Darcy Montreal, Québec

SATURDAY NIGHT, the first proper solo album from Tim Darcy (of 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. ... more

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