Album review

Devics - The Stars At Saint Andrea

Sounding like a cross between Mazzy Star, Portishead and Throwing Muses, Devics have been playing their doom-laden, cinematic songs to audiences in LA for a decade now. Led by Sara Lov's plaintive vocals and Dustin O'Halloran's guitar-scapes, they sound like the kind of band who would receive a personal invitation to play at David Lynch's funeral. Ten torch songs for a rainy night in.

Rating: 3 / 10


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Very taken with Africa Express' version of "In C", by Terry Riley, this week. I have a few takes on the piece (50 years old this month, incidentally), the latest being one by Portishead's Adrian Utley from a couple of years back, though I still probably default to what I think is the original...