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“No information can be given about The Deathray Davies – listen to the music and decide for yourselves.”
So said the note that John Dufilho attached to a cassette of solo recordings he speculatively submitted to the South By South West music conference in 1999. “I just didn’t have a band and was trying to cover that up,” Dufilho recalls. “I was shocked to hear that âthe Deathray Davies’ had been accepted and had to put a band together quickly, so I stole friends away from other bands.”
The SXSW show was a success and The Deathray Davies gradually shifted from side-project to front-and-center, from casual collective to tight touring act. Instantly embraced in their native Dallas, soon the DRD were spreading tentacles through road-treks with the likes of the Breeders, Old 97s, Pete Yorn, and Superchunk. By the time the band’s fourth album, 2003’s Midnight At The Black Nail Polish Factory, appeared, they were earning write-ups in Esquire and People, and video-play on MTV2.
2005 saw the release of The Kick And The Snare, the first DRD album to feature the band's full live lineup.
Information from the band's site
- John Dufilho guitar, lead vocals, vocals
- Jason Garner drums, vocals
- Mike Middleton guitar
- Kevin Ingle percussion
- Chad Ferman keyboards
Indie-rock pop intended to be rough around the edges
The Who, the Stones, the Zombies, GBV, the Ramones, the Clash, the Replacements, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, the Kinks
Albums by this artist
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