Local Review: The Devil Whale

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The Devil Whale
Street: 05.24
The Devil Whale = Wilco + Jeff Buckley
There’s nothing not to like on the Devil Whale’s sophomore release, Teeth. Once again, the SLC favorites put out a disc full of pleasant but knotty country-rock. Brinton Jones’ vocals are expressive but unassuming, and the production has just the right amount of polish. “Television Zoo” will grab you with the supernal arrangement of woodwinds and Rhodes piano, and then hook you back in with the bittersweet melody. These guys won’t remain just a hometown favorite for much longer.