a spotlight on Devin Therriault (MP3s & 2 CMJ shows)
by Andrew Sacher
Brooklyn singer-songwriter Devin Therriault (pronounced "theory-alt") is making two appearances at the CMJ Music Marathon. Devin and his live band, The Little Angels, are headlining Pete's Candy Store on Tuesday, October 19 and also playing the Neon Gold/Chess Club Records CMJ Showcase at Public Assembly on Thursday, October 21. Flyer for the latter below.
Devin combines the sounds of '50s rock and roll groups and '60s girl groups with the intensity of punk and garage rock to create catchy songs with a feeling of familiarity. However, he still puts his own spin on every song. Therriault's flamboyant stage presence mixed with his passionate vocal delivery make his performances extremely memorable. His energetic antics recall those of Iggy Pop and New York Dolls era David Johansen, while maintaining his own on-stage personality.
Therriault finished up a home demo in late 2009, on which he recorded all instrumental and vocal parts on his own. Two of these tracks, "You're Mine" and "I Don't Think I" are available for free download above.
Dates and a couple of live videos below...
Devin Therriault - "You're Mine" at The Studio at Webster Hall 6/25/10
Devin Therriault - "I'm Not A Fool" at Bar Matchless 5/7/10
Devin Therriault 2010 Dates
10/19, Tuesday: Pete's Candy Store Brooklyn, NY w/ The Corduroy Suit, Jack Skuller, Dan Mills
10/21, Thursday: Public Assembly Chess Club Room (back room) Brooklyn, NY w/ The Postelles, Grouplove, 123, Oberhofer, Ava Luna, Keepaway, Alex Winston, Santah