Ex-Smashing Pumpkins bass player D’arcy Wretzky has been writing with the metal band Grave Next Door for the past few months.
While the musician has not officially played live with the doom rockers, it is reported that she is set to record with them. It’s been 20 years since her final Smashing Pumpkins performance in April 1999.
According to Alternative Nation, Grave Next Door have shared video footage of D’arcy at a supermarket doing a quirky Nanny McPhee impression. In the video, D’arcy says off camera in an English accent, “Have you ever seen Nanny McPhee? It’s like Mary Poppins.”
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Grave Next Door said in an interview last month that D’arcy is “recording with us in May and she’s thinking about joining, but she’s busy with her farm and the animals so that’s her first priority.”
The band also confirmed that “she’s playing on a few of our studio tracks but also thinking about becoming a full-time member.”
My brother /guitarist Anthony Salerno at D’arcy’s with a set piece from smashing pumpkins tonight Tonight video. Getting ready to set up and practice wish D’arcy. pic.twitter.com/92gXdrFa6C
— Grave Next Door (@DoorGrave) 8 April 2019
This will be the first time D’arcy has been in the studio since she left The Pumpkins at the end of the 1990s.
Grave Next Door shared ed a photo on Twitter in April at D’arcy’s house with part of the “Tonight Tonight” music video set that she has kept for the last 23 years.
The band also posted that they were enjoying rehearsals with the bassist:
“Great practice yesterday with former Smashing Pumpkins bassist D’arcy Wretzky as we prepare to go into the studio in May. She’s an amazing musician! #darcywretzky #schecterguitars #doommetal #sludgemetal #stonermetal #michiganmetalband #smashingpumpkins #grandrapidsband #grandrapidsmetal #vetswhorock.”
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