There’s a Reason He’s Lightspeed Champion

Dev Hynes has followed a typical music trek, born in Houston, from Guyana, living in London and recording in Omaha, Nebraska. The kids call him Lightspeed Champion. I call him good. The name is apparently from a series of comic strips he wrote in his math books as a teenager. His new album (produced by Saddle Creek producer Mike Mogis), set to be released Super Tuesday, February 5th, in the States is called Falling off the Lavender Bridge. Hynes has recently posted a video for the first single, “Tell Me What It’s Worth” on Youtube, in which he’s walking the streets of his current hometown, London. He also has the entire album streaming at his Myspace site. Take a listen. It’s good stuff. I know, you’re thanking me for the insightful review.

MySpace Site


3 Responses to “There’s a Reason He’s Lightspeed Champion”

  1. January 18, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Cool video. London has great cape weather, I do have to say. Interesting song. I can hear the Saddle Creek connection. I’ll have to check out the other songs on his Myspace page this weekend.

    I apologize for being MIA on this site lately. I’ve been struggling with writer’s block lately. Maybe a drink or two tonight will help get me going again.

  2. January 19, 2008 at 12:16 am

    I don’t know if that’s the best picture ever posted on this site or one of the creepiest. Undecided.

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