CD Review: 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.


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