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Fingertips Explores the Archives: Devics - Come Up

 

Jeremy from Fingertips joins us each month as he scours the betterPropaganda archives, highlighting gems buried a few years back in our database.

This week we bring you "Come Up" from Devics.

This one's just gorgeous. Don't be deceived by the lounge-like piano and drum sound at the beginning if you don't like a lounge-like piano and drum sound; once singer Sara Lov opens her mouth, we're transported way way beyond surface-level cocktail-hour piffle. Such sweet strong character emerges as Lov breathes music into the words over Dustin O'Halloran's assured touch at the piano; when she arrives at the simple sad sing-along chorus, the piece has acquired a melancholy grandeur not often heard from the indie world. Devics' music reminds me, admirably, of Over the Rhine: Lov has a lot of Karin Bergquist's aching soul, with a less idiosyncratic timbre, while O'Halloran accompanies her with a sensitivity akin to the great Linford Detweiler. "Come Up" is a track from the L.A.-based duo's CD Push the Heart, which was released in March '06 on Filter US Recordings. Note that Sara Lov released a solo CD this spring on Nettwerk Records entitled Seasoned Eyes Were Beaming.

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- Jeremy Schlosberg
www.fingertipsmusic.com

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