Friday, March 21, 2008
666 Style - Upcoming Release for Davila 666
Almost two years after their 2006 release, countless shows and, parties hosted by Jack Daniels Studio #7, Davila 666 has brought their catchy melodies and raw energy into an upcoming release.
The band will be releasing a new album late this spring under indie label, In the Red Recordings. Davila 666 is also the first band to sing in Spanish on the California-based label. Following the release, they plan on touring places such as Mexico, the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Sir Charles Davila, AJ Davila, Johnny Otis Davila, San Pablo Davila, Panda Davila, and Gigi Davila form to create the mayhem that is Davila 666. The band was formed in December 2005 with a mission to explore the sounds of the decades past, more pecifically, the 60s and early 70s, claiming that the music seems much more honest & brutal. The band’s first album, Punales, Pildoras y Otras Formas de Entretenerse, includes a total of nine songs and was released in 2006 under their own label, EZ Kill Records. Their song “Mientras Sono (Dale, Dale)” was included in the Jack Daniel’s Studio #7 compilation CD. The band has also played shows with Los Pepiniyoz, Circo, and Polbo.
Davila 666 is a band associated with controversy and while the numeric connotations of their name might always remain a mystery, we spoke to A.J. Davila about the upcoming album, future plans, and the Davila family. It involved eating babies, and all sorts of satanic talk, of course.
To learn more about the band, visit their myspace page - We recommend the songs “Callejon” and “Jurao.”
--How did it all start for Davila 666?
AJ: The group was founded in December 2005 by Sir Charles and AJ Davila (Myself). We are a really young band. We used to sell crack and chicken eggs on the street for a living...but shit got pretty fucked up and our little brother, Papo Cadaver, was killed by Violeta la Sacacorcho Rosario, a local transsexual drug lord. We called it quits and started the band with our brothers. You know we are big family five brothers, five sisters, seven cows, and 10 chickens.
-- Can you describe Davila's sound?
AJ: The most important thing when we make songs is to have catchy vocal melodies; it doesn’t matter if we make garage, rock and roll, country blues, folk, etc. - the vocal melody has to be catchy. So I think that’s our sound- we call it the pop sensation.
--So how’s life for the big family so far?
AJ: Everything is great. Good things are coming for the band. We just signed a deal with In the Red Records (one of the best independent labels in America). We are the first band that sings in Spanish on the label, [and] we have a big tour coming up, so we are really happy.
--When will the tour begin and what are some places you guys will be rocking out in?
AJ: We will start touring right after the album is out. [We’re touring] Mexico, the United States, Canada, and maybe Europe and South America. We want to tour as much as we can.
--So what’s your favorite place to play and where have you guys toured before?
AJ: My favorite place? Seattle and San Francisco. We have been on tour in New York, Tijuana, Mexicali, San Diego, Los Angeles, Glendale, Oakland, San Francisco, Portland, Olympia, and Seattle (September -October 2007).
---What should we expect from the new CD?
AJ: You can expect a stab in the ass with the album; catchy music made by poor, hungry Puerto Ricans.
-- What is your favorite Davila 666 song?
AJ: All of them - they are my children, but my favorite is, “Dimelo Ya.”
---I’m going to ask you the most cliché question that you’ve ever gotten: why Davila 666?
AJ: Jajajaja, why not Davila 666?
--Have you had any problems booking a show because of your name?
AJ: One time, in Peru, we had a problem booking shows because they thought we were a death metal band.
---Are you a crazy satanic cult?
AJ: Yes. We drink blood and eat babies...all in the name of pop music.
--What are your words to live by? Give me a good phrase that doesn’t involve babies or satanic cults.
AJ: Always have fun....and don’t be a fucking snitch.
Stephanie Aviles is a sophomore public relations major at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in Syracuse University. She enjoys photo booth pictures, old records, and bangin’ tunes. Stephanie hails from San German, Puerto Rico and her proximity to the local alternative scene around the island brought her to love and appreciate the genre.
Her musical tastes range from synth-pop and new wave melodies, to rock and roll, ska, and aggressive punk rock. Some of her favorite bands include: The Adicts, Paralisis Permanente, New York Dolls, Goldfrapp, Un Final Fatal, Circo, and I’m From Barcelona.
Check out Stephanie's posts appearing regularly on Area Álternativa.