In The Red 204
Released on March 15, 2011
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Hailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Davila 666 plays fierce Spanishlanguage
garage-pop with gang vocals, tambourines, pop hooks, guitar
licks and even a touch of psych here and there. Elements of early
Stones, Jesus and the Mary Chain, Dead Boys and ’60s girl groups
are all evident in Davila’s sound. Since their 2008 self-titled debut
album, they’ve released a slew of singles and EPs on labels like Ho-
Zac, Rob’s House and Douchemaster. The album even received a
coveted cassette release on Burger, a garage rock signal that “they’ve
arrived” if ever there was one. Davila 666 toured the US on a mammoth
three-month trek that would’ve made Black Flag weary, as well
as completed a massive slog across Europe.
As soon as they began recording tracks for their much anticipated
follow-up, Tan Bajo, which means “so low,” the band realized the
sounds they were making were darker and more psychedelic than
their previous output. Though it retains the pop and rock ’n’ roll one
would expect, Tan Bajo is Davila 666’s most cohesive release to date.
With a team that includes In The Red, Creature Booking, Force
Field PR and Vice management backing them, these Puerto Ricans
are poised to turn the indie rock world on its ear.