Remember what I said about “eccentric blackness”? Check out England’s Devonte Hynes, an idiosyncratic indie-rock singer-songwriter who performs as Lightspeed Champion.
Dev traveled to Omaha, Nebraska, last year to record his debut solo album, “Falling Off the Lavender Bridge.” I’m not wild about what I’ve heard so far... but I’ll always encourage a brother who’s doing something different.
On my Vox blog, I’m streaming “Everyone I Know Is Listening to Crunk.” Click here to hear it.
It’s available as a FREE MP3. Follow this link to Download.com, if you’re interested.
Dev Hynes actually was born in Houston. For the next few days he is back in Texas – Austin, that is – hyping his album at South by Southwest.
Matter fact, you can download another Lightspeed Champion track – “Galaxy of the Lost” – from the SXSW website.