Devin Therriault–You’re Mine EP
A month or so back, when everyone was going crazy over the not-half-bad, Jack White-approved, garage-punk stylings of Pujol at the CMJ Music Marathon, I distinctly remember thinking all that adulation would have been better directed at Devin Therriault, a local songwriter we featured in our “8 NYC Bands You Need to Hear” issue earlier this year. Now that he’s signed on with the venerable Frenchkiss Records, it seems likely he’ll get his fair share. Devin (who’s now dropped his tongue-twisting last name) is a remarkably deft purveyor of hook-laden garagey anthems, with a pronounced and refreshing willingness to play around with dynamics and unexpected song structures. His energy is boundless, and his charms, as both a performer and a songwriter, are seemingly effortless. The 3-song You’re Mine EP is out now, with a full-length scheduled for early next year.