Things have really moved up for The Darcys lately. They bailed on a show thrown by a Toronto politician, saying they agreed to play under false pretenses, and the good press probably made up for the lost payout. They released a new 7″ single to a packed house. And they played a sweaty, well-attended NXNE set at Rancho. I hadn’t seen The Darcys in a while and they definitely impressed me, though unfortunately I couldn’t handle staying up at the front for their entire set because I might have died of heat stroke if I’d attempted it.