Devilfish is a quirky, visceral instrumental surf-rock band that got its start somewhere in the chilly depths of 2006. It features guitarists Jeff Spatafora and Pierce Reynolds interweaving their lead freak out expressions and trading off the high end and low ends while drummer Rez certainly makes his own exuberant shambled pounding statements burn with as much distinction as the pick-up-padded, pedal-pushed fuzz-fuck / sunny toned guitar driving madness.
Surf rock needed a shock…from a trio with varied palette and a taste for the experimental, with a bewildering sense of humor, who bring a vibrant energy to each of their instruments.
If those chugging pipeline guitar rhythms of classics like the Ventures paired with more sideways-spaced-out jazzy-ness of avant-guitarists like Sea & Cake or even more amped-up tempo-pushers like California’s Mermen, (also remembering to occasionally cloak the vibe with darker, more acerbic stances recalling the Melvins or indie-creepo’s Slint) then you’d get an understanding of the often-quite-stimulating, slightly fried, slightly syrupy, ever-spinning-forward, sensibilities of their debut full length, Sugar Sandwich Mountain. Site: myspace.com/devilfishband – key tracks: “Baby Sasquatch Detective Agency,” “Ocean Underneath,” and their anthemic “French Quatre” (French Cat!)
Their CD Release show is Friday – at the Cadieux Café with Duende. Price at the door gets you a free CD.
Also: Prussia plays the A.C. Rich on 11/29!