The Deathray Davies have today dropped their new single, ‘Oh Stars’, ahead of their new album, ‘Time Well Wasted’, which comes out on February 12.
The new track follows on from ‘Then You Met Me’, and ‘Talking With Friends’, which were the band’s first releases in 15 years.
Inspired by the sound of the British Invasion of the 60s – you know, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks et al – ‘Oh Stars’ probably owes something to the British Invasion of the 70s and 80s as well, having a major guitar and drums sound that will resonate with fans of The Jam, Elvis Costello, and The Cure, among others.
Of course, despite taking time off from The Deathray Davies for more than a decade, the members haven’t been resting on their laurels, and kept on creating and performing, with regular readers recalling that we wrote about John Dufilho’s output with Dallas band CLIFFFS (yes, with three Fs).
Speaking of the album, the ever-prolific Dufilho said,
“I quickly wrote 13 songs in a row, realizing right away that they were DRD songs. I sent demos to the band, asking if they wanted to jump back in. Right away, everyone wrote back “HELL YES!” A 15 year nap…suddenly we’re awake.”
Opening with a thrumming drumbeat from lifelong DRD member, Jason Garner, ‘Oh Stars’ could well be autobiographical, as the lyrics talk about not slowing down, but rather, winding up. It’s a great piece that will have you hitting replay over and over (and we have already). Let’s hope there’s not another 15 years until the next DRD album – but even if there is, ‘Time Well Wasted’ has a lot of great songs to listen to in the meantime.