All the recording and mixing for the first Devotion release has been finished. It has yet to be mastered, but we are dangerously close to completing the record. It's going to be released as a 10 song LP entitled Bastard Son Of Affluence Blues. An 11th song was recorded in addition to the album tracks which may or may not see the light of day sometime in the future. All recording and mixing took place at The Hive Creative Labs with Jesse Gander engineering and co-producing. It had been about 5 years since I worked with Jesse and as usual it was a treat. He's been a fixture in the Vancouver punk scene for longer than I can remember, playing in countless bands, in addition to being an engineer. Smokestack Honeyman also lent his touch to the album by contributing a face melter to the title track. Thanks Stack!
In the fall of 2008 a ten song LP entitled Bastard Son Of Affluence Blues was recorded with Jesse Gander at The Hive Creative Labs in Burnaby, British Columbia and released the following year on Rivalry Records. Recorded as a project between only two musicians, upon release of the album a full lineup was assembled and live performances ensued. After touring the West Coast of the United States extensively as well as a cross country full American tour and many shows in Canada the band began work on the follow-up album to Bastard Son Of Affluence Blues. The recording and mixing process stretched across many sessions in multiple studios throughout 2012 and 2013. However, after the album was complete all went quiet from the Devotion camp and many wondered if the new album would ever see the light of day. Finally, after years of delays, the second Devotion album was made public in April of 2016. The new record, Headspace Astronaut, is a massive collection of music, clocking in at nearly an hour long, and it finds the band fully embracing the heavy rock sound that was hinted at on the debut album.