The moon means so many things to different people. It’s that brightly glowing orb in the sky filling one with romantic notions; the blood-red sphere predicting doom; the natural phenomenon that has fascinated scientists for years, remaining an enigma even with all the knowledge obtained throughout time about its surface, its composition, its effect on Earth’s life. And for Devin James Fry, it’s an endless source of magic, mystery, energy and inspiration held within every lunar cycle.
The Austin-based songwriter brings these celestial treasures to each of his musical creations with his band Name Sayers, and into the darkened depths and shades of his solo work, including the collection of his most recent recordings titled Radicans (“Calling the Devil Through” is featured on today’s Austin Music Minute). The compelling mystique draws you in, then never completely leaves your senses after the music has ended.
Name Sayers has a new album, Mantles, scheduled for release in the fall, paired with a European tour. Get a preview of what’s to come with the kickoff of Name Sayers’ August residency tonight at The Blackheart, 86 Rainey St. Recommended.
-Photo courtesy of the artist.