Devin Therriault

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Devin Therriault
Also known asDevin
Born1988/1989
Brooklyn, New York City, United States
GenresRock and roll
Years active2011–present
LabelsFrenchkiss, No Evil

Devin Therriault (born 1988/89)[1] is an American musician, known under the artist name of Devin.[2][3] He released his debut album in 2012.

Career[edit]

Born in Brooklyn, after graduating from art college, Therriault started writing songs while working in a shipping warehouse in Red Hook.[2][4] He was signed to Frenchkiss Records on the strength of a self-recorded demo, the label releasing his debut single, "You're Mine" in November 2011.[4]

In February 2012 he toured with Heartless Bastards, and a performance at the SxSW festival in March brought him to the attention of international music publications.[2] His debut album, Romancing, produced by Chris Zane, was released in April.[4] The album was generally well received by critics, with the NME giving it a 7/10 score and describing it as "full of brash, exciting music".[1] Rolling Stone called it "a gleeful romp that effortlessly captures passion and energy of his band's flamboyant live show".[5] The BBC called it a "scintillating debut LP".[6] Allmusic gave it four stars, with Tim Sendra calling it "as good as rock & roll gets in 2012".[7] PopMatters called it "a smart blast of infectiously fun, hook-laden punk-infused, rock n’ roll".[8] The Guardian's Michael Hann gave it two stars (out of five), viewing the songs as weak.[9] It was named 'album of the week' by Triple J.[2]

His touring band included bassist Steve Jewett and drummer Angus Tarnawsky.[2]

Musical style[edit]

Therriault's music has been described as rock and roll.[6] He cites Johnny Thunders and Iggy Pop as his main influences,[2][4] along with The Strokes and The Libertines.[8] Allmusic described his music as "cool, rowdy guitar rock [that] makes a connection between '70s Detroit rock & roll and '50s Memphis rockabilly."[4] Rolling Stone stated that his album merged "the raw energy of the Ramones and the Stooges with the glamor of the Strokes".[5] Louder Than War described his music as "energetic, ratty-guitared tracks up to the eyeballs in layers of sound".[10] The New Yorker described him as "a more pop-oriented Jack White".[11]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Romancing (2012), Frenchkiss/No Evil

Singles[edit]

  • "You're Mine" (2011), Frenchkiss
  • "Romancing" (2012), No Evil

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Howard, Tom (2012) "Devin - 'Romancing'", NME, May 18, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2016
  2. ^ a b c d e f Dwyer, Michael (2012) "Straight out of the iGarage", Sydney Morning Herald, May 11, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2016
  3. ^ Lester, Paul (2012) "New Band of the Day: Devin (No 1,195)", The Guardian, January 27, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2016
  4. ^ a b c d e Cherrie, Chrysta "Devin Biography", Allmusic. Retrieved March 23, 2016
  5. ^ a b "Album Premiere: Devin's 'Romancing' Is A Gleeful Romp", Rolling Stone, April 5, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2016
  6. ^ a b Cooper, Leoni (2012) "Devin Romancing Review", BBC. Retrieved March 23, 2016
  7. ^ Sendra, Tim (2012) "Romancing Review", Allmusic. Retrieved March 23, 2016
  8. ^ a b Spoerl, Steven (2012) "Masochist: an Interview with Devin", PopMatters, November 8, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2016
  9. ^ Hann, Michael (2012) "Devin: Romancing – review", The Guardian, April 26, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2016
  10. ^ Birch, Brad (2012) "Devin ‘Romancing’ – album review", Louder Than War, May 23, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2016
  11. ^ "Night Life", The New Yorker, October 19, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2016