Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Devon Williams has enjoyed an electric career spanning multiple bands since the late '90s. He first gained prominence with punk-pop trio Osker, who formed in 1998 when Williams was a sophomore in high school, and signed to Epitaph two years later, where the band released two records. By 2002, Osker had run its course and Williams moved on to alt-folk outfit Fingers Cut Megamachine, which earned comparisons to Bright Eyes and Iron & Wine and released two LPs and a handful of 7"s over the next four years. In 2007, Williams played guitar with romantic country-indie pop purveyors Lavender Diamond and dreamy noise popsters the Champagne Socialists as he readied his first 7” as a solo artist, which arrived on the LA Records label that June. His first solo LP, Carefree, followed in 2008, offering lushly orchestrated jangle pop and soft rock-influenced melodies buoying Williams' gentle musings on romance. Williams signed to Slumberland Records in 2009, releasing a pair of 7"s, with sophomore album Euphoria arriving in summer 2011. Further dialing in his smartly layered pop, he paired with producer Jorge Elbrecht (Ariel Pink, Violens) to record his third album Gilding the Lily which appeared in June 2014.