Devin releases "Romances" + tours Europe

Spring has sprung for well-coiffed 23-year-old Devin (the artist previously known as Devin Therriault). After catching a lot of attention in 2010, the young man took a year off to work on his new record, which was released under the title "Romancing" on April 10th via FrenchKiss records, home to bands such as The Hold Steady, The Drums, and Passion Pit. Unlike the majority of today’s Brooklyn based artists, Devin’s not about "the indie rocks" – and nothing about him is understated. His boisterous rock n' roll certainly features very NYC garage-rock influences, but retains an old school charm to it. His dapper wardrobe plus the aforementioned hairdo evoke some sort of young Elvis. The details add up: a look which screams late 50s, an energy-packed live performance (backed by a band), a video (streaming below) featuring a lady moving her pelvis, while Devin sings on the vintage mic made famous by many photos of Presley. And, like Elvis, this Brooklyner is not without sex appeal - and neither he's afraid to talk about the ladies. In promotion of this album, he’ll be touring Europe in May, and will hopefully be back for a show in NYC in the summer. - Corinne Bagish