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Darcy James Argue

EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with Darcy James Argue >>

10 years playing with an 18-piece ensemble seems like but a stitch in time for GRAMMY- and JUNO-nominated composer-cum-bandleader Darcy James Argue. Sure, this year was his best for winning, receiving both the Doris Duke Artist Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. But as bright as those gongs are, 2015 isn't halfway done arguing his can't stop/won't stop attitude, soldiering on with that trademark sound of his nonpareil ensemble, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society.

FREE LISTEN: Zola Jesus, JG Thirlwell and Mivos Quartet's

FREE LISTEN: Zola Jesus, JG Thirlwell and Mivos Quartet's "Fall Back" from 'Visions' (Sacred Bones) >>

As for Zola Jesus' newest incarnation here, The Wire's Joseph Stannard writes in Issue 354: "'Fall Back,'" for example, is spellbinding, an open-hearted declaration of devotion whose poignancy is sharpened to a diamond-sharp point by Thirlwell's spacious arrangements."

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