"Freddy Krueger Honeymoon Suite", taken from 2016's Late Bloomer.
Directed by Riun Garner
Produced by Big Smoke
Devours is the electronic pop project of Vancouver-based musician Jeff Cancade.
Devours began his career as a plunderphonics/sound collage artist, and in 2014 his instrumental mixtape 21st & Main garnered attention from Noisey and Discorder Magazine.
Cancade shifted from producer to singer-songwriter for his 2015 release, the Avalon EP. In April of 2016, Devours released his proper full-length debut, Late Bloomer, an album which reflects upon Cancade's experiences coming out as gay and finding his place in the local music community.
Home-recorded and independently released, Late Bloomer received coverage from the likes of Exclaim and Silent Shout; was a cover article for the locally-adorned Discorder Magazine; and the album's lead single, Jazz By Thor, was included on CBC Radio 3's Top Tracks of 2016 list. Devours' energetic performances have made him a consistent feature at Vancouver's Music Waste and Winter Waste festivals, as well as opening slots for touring acts Big Black Delta and Trails & Ways.
After taking some time to develop new material, Devours is finishing off the Late Bloomer cycle strong with this captivating and tongue-in-cheek video for Freddy Krueger Honeymoon Suite.
TITLE: Late Bloomer
LABEL: Locksley Tapes
RELEASE DATE: April 15th, 2016
FORMAT: Digital only via iTunes, Bandcamp, etc.
FFO: LCD Soundsystem, Girl Talk, M83, Neon Indian
Jazz By Thor included in CBC RADIO 3's TOP 103 TRACKS OF 2016!
May 18 - Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
June 1-4 - Vancouver, BC @ Music Waste Festival
July 8 - Vancouver, BC @ Khatsahlano Street Party
"Devours... channels the spirit of Sign 'O' The Times-era Prince while adding his own eclectofunk style to it. But instead of singing about AIDS and gender bending, he's into Kelly Kapowski and bondage; and instead of playing with a sprawling band of misfits, he's making things up alone in his bedroom."
"Devours has been pumping out digital soundscapes for a few years, but the one-man electro-pop project of Jeff Cancade gets seriously focused on Late Bloomer. The full-length release follows a pair of EPs, and has the artist mining personal pain and some 30-plus years of pop music to great effect. "
- Georgia Straight