Thursday, June 6, 2013
- The Palms, 8572 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood 9 p.m. NO COVER! We will be bidding adieu to the legendary Palms Bar, one of the first places Devin performed with both The Traitors, and his previous band, Shitting Glitter. The bar will be closing for good on June 9 so come out for one last show at this historic venue!
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February 13, 2013
The band is kicking off the new year by filming a video for a brand new mix of "Strange Season" which now features vocals by Liana Hernandez.
Melodie Simond and Rick Skripp, the team behind the "Grown Man Cries" Invisible Material
video which Devin and Brandon were both thrilled to be a part of. The video is shooting this Saturday in Glassell Park, and will be released later in the year.
The band had a great time performing at Lola's in West Hollywood, where they debuted a brand new song, "Speed Dating," and premiered a couple new cover songs, "Thinking of You," by Hanson, and "Robert DeNiro's Waiting" by Bananarama.
August 17, 2012
Unfortunately, the band's upcoming show at Key Club has been cancelled. Due to the frequency of cancelled shows/postponed shows, the band will focus more on recording than performing live for awhile. Thanks for understanding.
July 30, 2012
The band had a last-minute gig last
night at Eagle LA, opening up for "The Donnies," a tribute band to The
Donnas, which was actually The Gay-Gays! The set included "To Be Young & On Downers"
performed by the Traitors for the first time.
July 23, 2012
Devin wrote and recorded a new song, titled "Stomping
Ground," about his home for the past 7 years, West Hollywood. You can
hear the song, along with a photo slideshow, by clicking here
May 16, 2012
We are excited to announce that on Sunday, June 3rd, Devin will be performing with not one, not two, but all three of the bands that he is currently a member of! Turbo Sunshine, lead by Brandon Strecker, will be making its debut, followed by Devin Tait & the Traitors, and finally Invisible Material. The Traitors are working on a brand new set of electronic music to premiere at this show so we hope to see you there!
April 17, 2012
Unfortunately, both shows in May have been cancelled by the
promoter, as they are no longer working with the venues El Cid or
Falcon. The band may try to schedule another show in May to make up for
it. However, Turbo Sunshine, the project fronted by Brandon Strecker
with Devin on keyboard and Dolly Dagger on drums aims to make their live
debut in May so the Traitors might take a short break.
April 13, 2012
Devin and the band have been busy with some great shows lately,
including the Viper Room on April 10, The Bull Bar in Long Beach on
March 30, and Good Hurt in West LA on March 29. Next up is a free show
at Trip in Santa Monica, and Devin has been working with a producer, Taylor Carroll
on a the new song "Quickie" which has been getting quite the reception
at the recent live shows! Can't wait to share it with you all.
March 8, 2012
Welcome the newest Traitor, Liana Hernandez! Liana made her
debut last month at Red Rock Bar on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood,
singing harmonies and playing a little tambourine! Brandon Strecker,
now on bass, and Myles Matisse on drums complete the lineup now, while
Devin has been performing electric piano. The upcoming gigs will
feature some variations on this lineup depending on the venue and
availability of the Traitors. We are very excited to be making debuts
at three great new venues in the coming weeks including the amazing and
historic El Cid Theatre! We're also thrilled to be going back to Long
Beach again and sharing a fantastic night with our old friends Shitting
Glitter and Crush 333! Meanwhile Devin is continuing to write songs for
his next album, one of which, titled "Quickie," will make it's premiere
at the Good Hurt on March 29, as will "Why," a song written and sung by
January 31, 2012
"Tape" is the third single release from Devin Tait off the debut album,
"It's Never The Way You Imagine It." The song is available for FREE
DOWNLOAD through the Hard Rock Cafe's Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands Contest
. (Click to download, which counts as a "vote") The
video was filmed over the weekend mainly using an iPhone in Hollywood and West Hollywood. The
single includes two exclusive b-sides. "Strange Season (Turbo Moonshine
Mix)" is a hypnotic, electro remix of the album closer, done by Tait's
brother, Brandon Strecker, for his own project, Turbo Sunshine. The
reworked version is very "Scritti Politti" which Tait enjoys immensely. "K18"
is a track that was originally intended to be included on the album as
the final track. The stream-of-conscious lyrics reflect back on Tait's
upbringing in rural northwest Kansas, name-checking the state highway
which ran less than a mile from Tait's boyhood farmhouse.
January 4, 2012
The first show of 2012 for Devin Tait & The Traitors will
be on January 25 at Springbok Bar & Grill, 16153 Victory Blvd. in
Van Nuys. Opening for Devin will be The Ukulady
who also performed with the Traitors back in December, 2010. Anyone
who comes out to the show gets half-off on well drinks or domestic tap
beers, and there's no cover charge.
May 2, 2011
The first review of "It's Never The Way You Imagine It" is in! Frontiers In LA Magazine calls it a "joyful, synthetic soufflé" that's "long on catchy choruses, melodically propulsive and not afraid to whip up a frenzy with guitars." Click here
to read the entire review.
For archived news, lyrics, setlists and more visit itsneverthewayyouimagineit.blogspot.com