The Strokes, The Stooges, The Hives
Under the delusion of a rock and roll fever dream, musicians will migrate and mindlessly roost, to Brooklyn they go where their pilgrimage ends. But what of the man who is already home? How does he plan his exodus? Well...
Poverty, Pro Tools, and a Macbook lead to another bedroom birth of lo-fi garage rock in the form of Devin. Grabbing inspiration from boredom’s fidgety hands, Iggy’s manic strut, and the rock and roll revival of the early aughts, Devin morphed his pent up anger into admiration, his judgment into motivation, and a handful of tunes into a vintage whirlwind of bruised ego and swagger - no longer taking Brooklyn for granted.
Brooklyn native and Art School grad, Devin Therriault, who jettisoned his surname for the sake of simplicity, endured a series of dead end jobs while stoking his desire to reference an odd stable of musical influences - 50’s garage, 60’s girl groups, and 70’s punk. After frantically honing both his voice and his sound, Devin’s efforts eventually saw the light of day in the form of the three song EP You’re Mine, released by Frenchkiss Records in November 2011. The title track is an infectious slab of rock that ably highlights Devin’s bluster and bark over a high tempo stomp that simply bleeds charisma - drawing you in just to see where it leads. In April 2012, Devin released his first full-length Romancing where his influential sprawl becomes clear - and while some may disparage him for such obvious infatuations, you just can’t fault the man for digging up the distant and the not-so-distant past and spit shining the shit out of it. Romancing is a fine collection of songs and it will be interesting to see where Devin heads next.
In the meantime, Devin and his live band, The Little Angels, are building a reputation for their high energy shows, channeling the music through Devin’s raw power, emotional outbursts and an innate need to spill another vein and let the rock and roll flow.