Wednesday, September 30, 2009

deVries releases "Death to God" on November 10th, 2009 via Noise on Noise!

deVries is the new band of Travis DeVries, of legendary Seattle band The Turn-ons. In August 2009, Spin magazine listed The Turn-ons in its “100 Greatest Bands You’ve (Probably) Never Heard” story. Peter Buck of R.E.M. described them as “…simply my favorite new Seattle band. If I said that their sound was a combination of the Velvets, T. Rex and Spiritualized with a dash of Yo La Tengo, it wouldn’t do them justice [Q Magazine].” Travis DeVries and The Turn-ons played sold out shows with widely known indie bands such as The Strokes, BRMC, and Interpol. They played their last show with The Jesus & Mary Chain in the spring of 2008.

deVries’ Death to God was recorded in Seattle in the fall of 2007 with the help of friends and members of The Turn-ons. Travis moved to NYC in the summer of 2008 after the mixing of Death to God was completed. His sound hearkens to the reining days of Britpop/Madchester bands such as The Stone Roses and Suede. Travis’ lyrics touch on a wide range of range of topics from trans-gendered children (“Boys are Bores”), to global warming (“Slowing Down”), and economic upheaval (“Black Thursday Repeat”). His gift of weaving lush orchestration and intensely personal lyrics is a reminder of the days when music saved your life.

Travis quickly found musicians in New York to practice and play shows with, among the players is Dan Olivo on guitar/keys, Sean Gibbons on lead guitar, Lisa Aguilar on bass/backing vocals, and Marco Echanove on drums. Together they have been writing new music and playing out around Brooklyn to growing enthusiasm.

Death to God will be releasing November 10, 2009 via Noise on Noise.

10.03.09 - New York, NY - National Underground, M.E.A.N.Y. Fest

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