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Devon Williams

Idioma disponible: inglés
After spending his early career in a variety of bands that played a variety of styles, Devon Williams focused on a solo approach that blends jangling guitars with warm synths, then layers in easygoing vocals and slyly hooky melodies. It's a rich, sophisticated sound that was founded in the mid-'80s by artists like Lloyd Cole, and Williams does a fine job carrying the torch on 2011's Euphoria and 2010's Tear in the Fabric. Williams first gained prominence with punk-pop trio Osker, who formed in 1998 when he was a sophomore in high school, and signed to Epitaph two years later to release two records. By 2002, Osker had run its course and Williams moved on to alt-folk outfit Fingers Cut Megamachine, which earned comparisons to Bright Eyes and Iron & Wine and released two LPs and a handful of 7"s over the next four years. In 2007, Williams played guitar with romantic country-indie pop purveyors Lavender Diamond and dreamy noise poppers the Champagne Socialists as he readied his first 7” as a solo artist, which arrived on the LA Records label that June. His first solo LP, Carefree, followed in 2008, offering lushly orchestrated jangle pop and soft rock-influenced melodies buoying Williams' gentle musings on romance. Williams signed to Slumberland Records in 2009, releasing a pair of 7"s, with sophomore album Euphoria arriving in summer 2011. Further dialing in his smartly layered pop, he paired with producer Jorge Elbrecht (Ariel Pink, Violens) to record his third album Gilding the Lily which appeared in June 2014. It took six years for Williams to return with his fourth album. His creative process was sidelined by the birth of his daughter and the illness and death of his father, along with insecurities that led him to question his musical direction. This uncertainty led to a drawn-out mixing session with Dave Carswell that ended up lasting two years as the two traded ideas back and forth. When Tear in the Fabric was finally released in May of 2020 by Slumberland, the sound was similarly poppy while adding in some lush, sophisticated sounds that brought to mind vintage Prefab Sprout and the Church.
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