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Friday, August 29, 2008

MP3 of the Day: Davila 666

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 10:56 AM

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For the most part, I choose the MP3s of the Day based on the following criteria: new songs from acts people are buzzing about; new tracks from older acts people still like to listen to; smaller bands producing cool stuff ... etc., etc. But then every once in a while a band comes along that just blows my fucking mind and I get all crazy excited to share a song of theirs with people. Davila 666 is one such brain grenade.

These kids call Puerto Rico home, and their self-titled debut on In the Red is the stuff of instantly classic garage punk. Their music is a spazzy, snotty (I'm guessing, since all the songs are sung in Spanish, but you can tell these things) hyperactive shot of pure adrenaline. Their songs sound alternately like the Dead Boys, the Black Lips, and that whole lot of damn great delinquents. Adding to their edge, the album sounds like it was recorded in the closet: super lo-fi, which, together with the Spanish lyrics and live, sweaty sound, makes their debut sound like something you'd pay big eBay bucks to pry off a collector of lost '60s gold.

I can't profess my new love for Davila 666 loudly enough, so I'll let y'all listen for yourself. Here's "Muy Christoso" as a sonic appetizer, but you can also nibble more nuggets from the band's MySpace page (where you should be very sure to hear "Callejon.") -- Jennifer Maerz

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