Gifted new artist Devin will make his Frenchkiss debut on November 15 with the three-song EP You’re Mine. After hearing a track Devin recorded in his home studio, Frenchkiss label owner Syd Butler caught Devin’s compelling live performance and signed him soon after. Says Butler of the signing, “We could not be more excited to be working with Devin. He’s a game changer.”
Devin’s live shows are garnering attention quickly, including Brooklyn Vegan who declared “Devin'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,” while The LA Record praised “the songs smelled of leather motorcycle jackets and hollow body guitars.” A recent post from the Sour Mash blog states “from his classic rock, punk-infused tunes to his onstage swagger it was no wonder we fell in love immediately.”
You’re Mine was written while Devin worked at a Brooklyn shipping warehouse and contains what he calls his “first good songs.” Self-recording “busted demos” of these tracks in 2009 helped him refine his sound: straight-ahead rock & roll with elements of soul and punk. These songs represent the shift when Devin became the songwriter he is today and sparked six months of writing the material that would develop into the You're Mine EP and a full length to be released early next year on Frenchkiss Records.