CD Review: Devics

Devics
Push the Heart
Filter US Recordings
By David Chiu

The ethereal, delicate-as-paper music from this Los Angeles-based outfit takes me back to 1994 around the time of Mazzy Star, except Devics seem to be more steeped in American Gothic than the Paisley Underground scene. Push the Heart is quite beautiful as it sounds fatalistic—the opening track “Lie to Me” is one indicator of the band’s philosophy. The sweet vocals of Sara Lov seem to clash with the funereal color of the record (courtesy of multinstrumentalist Dustin O’Halloran, although they all add up to a pleasant and haunting pop record.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s