"Anyone who has heard the music of Brinton Jones will agree that his songs are literature of the heart. Like a book bound by melody, harmony, and honesty, they unfold before you. Paragraphs become verses and chapters become choruses, leaving room for interpretation and relation. Brinton is as much an author as he is a songwriter."
Salt Lake City's The Devil Whale is the product of collaboration between Jones and long-time friends Jake Fish on bass, Cameron Runyan on drums and Jamie Timm on lead guitar.
In May of 2011, the band released their third album, Teeth -- a mature, well-rounded album that showcases the band’s knack for both strong songwriting and solid musicianship. Hailed by KEXP as “an impressive set of well-crafted folk-pop steeped in ‘60s psych-pop & ‘70s folk-rock; loaded with beautifully arranged songs blending crunchy guitars, prominent piano and other keyboards, warm harmonies and some gorgeous melodies,” the album plays host to a plethora of talented players, including friends from Seattle’s The Head And The Heart singing on the track "Magic Numbers."
And as their recording chops continue to flourish, so does their live show. In 2011 alone, The Devil Whale took the stage over 100 times in 26 states. They were graciously invited to play alongside The Head & The Heart + Thao w/ the Get Down Stay Down to sold out crowds from Louisiana to New York City, Seattle to San Diego and everywhere in between.
As one live review from a recent Seattle set put it, “The Devil Whale played with a fiery passion I hadn’t seen them reveal before. Their trembling was not of fear, but of intensity. Dripping with sweat, the guys played without restraint. With every intricate, poetic twist, Brinton delivered his verses with a daring fervor. Cameron heartened each jolting hook with a controlled, aggressive pulse. Jake, much like his finger-work, danced wildly, joining the band’s jubilant rhythm. Wren’s keys tethered the melodies, keeping them grounded with precisely placed chords and percussive accents. With anthems like “Golden” and “Barracudas,” Jamie’s solos soared. These memorable performances, as passionate as they were skillful, brought an inspired crowd to a genuine Seattle head bob – a true testament to the glory of rock ‘n roll.”