Signings! Devon Williams signs to Slumberland, preps new single

MP3: "Sufferer" -

LA-based musician Devon Williams has been making quite a name for himself over the last few years, splitting time between working with folk/performance band Lavender Diamond, playing with up-and-coming power-pop sensations The Champagne Socialists and all the while developing and recording his own baroque pop songs under his own name. Ably abetted by friends Allen Bleye and Greg Arnold, Williams spent a year and a half painstakingly piecing together a beautiful, coherent set of songs to form one very unique album.

The fruit of this labor was the brilliant album Carefree, released in 2008 on Ba Da Bing. Demonstrating a knack for crafting timeless pop that's equal parts Brill Building and Topanga Canyon, Williams hearkened back to great songwriters like Nilsson, Chilton, Downes and Westerberg. Buoyed by Wall of Sound production, economical arrangements and a wealth of 12-string jangle, Carefree is a perfect pop record in the truest sense, a record bursting with melody that rewards repeated listens.