13 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The influences are solid. The attack is genuine. The energy is infectious. And the young man can sing with a snarl on his lips. After the three-song EP You're Mine, which introduced the Brooklyn-based rocker to those unable to attend his animally magnetic performances, Romancing expands the look at one of 2012's most promising new rockers. Devin sings with a rasp and a howl that merges New York glam with British punk, applying it to a sound that interjects the feel of Phil Spector's classic work with the brattiness of The Libertines and The Strokes. By keeping a tight rein on the material, Devin ensures that the tracks pack a punch. At its base, "New Horrors" may be the sound of old rock 'n' roll getting a new coat of paint, but it shimmers with a sense of fun often missing from those who copy the shadows. "I Don't Think I" jams with the verve of 1977-style new wave. The acoustic "White Leather" could be a lost Johnny Thunders number. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

The influences are solid. The attack is genuine. The energy is infectious. And the young man can sing with a snarl on his lips. After the three-song EP You're Mine, which introduced the Brooklyn-based rocker to those unable to attend his animally magnetic performances, Romancing expands the look at one of 2012's most promising new rockers. Devin sings with a rasp and a howl that merges New York glam with British punk, applying it to a sound that interjects the feel of Phil Spector's classic work with the brattiness of The Libertines and The Strokes. By keeping a tight rein on the material, Devin ensures that the tracks pack a punch. At its base, "New Horrors" may be the sound of old rock 'n' roll getting a new coat of paint, but it shimmers with a sense of fun often missing from those who copy the shadows. "I Don't Think I" jams with the verve of 1977-style new wave. The acoustic "White Leather" could be a lost Johnny Thunders number. 

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