Brinton Jones and his friends took the stage devil-may-care and with a strum from his guitar I realized I was about to be moved. A lot. The Devil Whale brings “shimmering psych-pop that bounces with 60s/70s nostalgia, folky grit and rock n’ roll swagger…” with heart.
One of the best ways to describe their sound is “buoyant.” Like listlessly floating fathoms above the ocean floor, there’s the melancholy, the frustration and there’s the sublime optimism of helplessness and letting go. Frontman Briton Jones’ lyrics have been called a “literature of the heart,” for the way he folds emotion into a four-minute tune with the precision of a classic author...
On The Devil Whale‘s second full-length album, Teeth, songwriter/frontman Brinton Jones and bandmates deliver a heartfelt, visceral experience akin to their classic garage and pop influences such as The Animals, The Kinks, and Harry Nilsson. Like a grand painting, songs are well-defined, yet open to interpretation.
The Devil Whale is a great band out of Salt Lake City. The music they play is a blend of 60′s and 70′s era folk, garage, and pop. They self-released their new full length Teeth at the end of May. It’s an excellent album as you can hear from the taste provided below, it has been on constant rotation since I got it.
Teeth is a collection of tightly composed, infectious pop rock ... The band’s energy and ear for catchy hooks don’t hurt things either; tracks are inherently listenable. What’s more, they’re good. Their musical capabilities make Teeth a true pleasure to listen to.