The Deathray Davies

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The Deathray Davies
OriginDallas, Texas, U.S.
GenresIndie rock, garage rock
Years active1999–present
LabelsIdol Records/Glurp Records
Associated actsI Love Math, The Apples In Stereo
MembersJohn Dufilho
Jason Garner
Mike Middleton
Andy Lester
Chris Mayes
Kevin Ingle
Past membersRobert Anderson
Chad Ferman
Bill Shupp
Matt Kellum
Lindsay Romig
Peter Schmidt
Greg Price

The Deathray Davies are an indie rock band from Dallas, Texas.


The band formed as a solo side-project for Dallas musician John Dufilho, who sent in a demo tape to the 1999 SXSW performance; he recruited friends from other local Dallas bands in order to perform. Originally from San Antonio, John Dufilho and Jason Garner played together in a band called Thirteen (with Chris Smart and Chris Brinkley) and together as a 3 piece fuzz pop outfit called Bedwetter (with Colin Jones from Big Drag). Dufilho and Garner also perform acoustically as I Love Math, which has included a number of other musicians.

The band has put out five albums, the latest being 2005's The Kick and the Snare. In 2004, following the release of Midnight at the Black Nail Polish Factory, they were profiled in both Esquire and People magazines. [1] They have toured with the likes of Starlight Mints, The Breeders, The Old 97's. Pete Yorn, Centro-matic, Superdrag and Superchunk, and continue to record music.


  • Drink With the Grownups and Listen to Jazz (2000)
  • Return of the Drunk Ventriloquist (2001)
  • Day of the Ray (2002)
  • Midnight at the Black Nail Polish Factory (2003)
  • The Kick and the Snare (2005)