AJ Davila’s debut solo album gains major buzz

AJ Davila (lead singer of the acclaimed garage rock band Davila 666) has released his debut solo album Terror Amor to heavy buzz, with glowing reviews at Pitchfork, Spin, Vice, NPR, Brooklyn Vegan, KEXP, MTV Iggy and more.

The balance between sweetness and distortion is a clear mirror of the album title: Terror on one hand, “amor” on the other.” PITCHFORK

“A.J. Davila bashes out irrepressible shout-alongs in the proud garage-rock tradition …  it’s a bug-eyed, fuzzed-out party”  SPIN

“One of my favorite garage-rock bands of recent times, Davila 666, is now on a break, but singer AJ Davila has an insanely strong new solo album called Terror Amor.” NPR MUSIC

“The perfect soundtrack for your Friday as you ease into the weekend.” VICE

“While the record doesn’t stray too far from Davila 666’s sound, A.J. expands his sonic palette to include forays into glam.” BROOKLYN VEGAN

“A more epic, horns-flecked take on Davila 666′s trash-pop” CMJ

“Terror/Amor is a collaborative, important record that not only lives up to the hype, but also matches its ambitions. A truly bold and round record that’s more compassionate and tender than the blood-spatter in the album cover is capable of outlining.” CLUB FONOGRAMA

“Mind-melting, spellbinding … infectious, all hyped-up and masterfully hooky” MTV IGGY

“A high-energy blend of garage-rock, punk, power pop, psych-rock and more, combining buzzing guitar riffs with ultra-catchy choruses.”  KEXP

AJ Davila will be performing at SXSW this year, after Time Magazine chose Davila 666 as one of the ‘Top 10 Best Bands at SXSW in 2011.

iTunes featured AJ Davila’s “Lo Que No Sera” (featuring Alex Anwandter) as the iTunes “Single Of The Week” while NPR Music premiered the full Terror Amor album stream via ‘First Listen.’

Davila’s debut solo album Terror Amor features collaborations with many of the biggest names in indie rock from across the Americas, including Cole Alexander (Black Lips), Alex Anwandter, Sergio Rotman (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs), Juan Cirerol and Fofe Abreu (Circo).

On Terror Amor, A.J. Davila brings together the guitar-fuzz of ‘60s garage, the raw energy of 70’s punk and the irrepressibly catchy choruses of 80s pop.


Author: Buddy Iahn

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