When the Midwest band Josephine Collective broke up, the members didn’t just scatter and disappear into the wind OK. So they scattered (Atlanta, Dallas, etc), but several of them stayed in the Kansas City area and nearly all the former members found new and diverse ways to stay a part of the music scene. We recently learned of a new project from one of the singers: En Route.
Dillon Teague DeVoe is En Route. It’s an electronic, alternative rock act based in Kansas City. Local radio program, Homegrown Buzz, first introduced us to En Route with “Bliss.” A song that sets a rhythm with a repeated electronic effect that sounds like a wave. Guitars soon enter and then Dillon starts to sing. His voice sounds like there might be a very slight reverb or echo effect on it to match that repeated electonic wash sound. It sounds like he has really smoothed out since we last heard from him. About two and a half minutes in, the song explodes into an awesome instrumental solo. Andy Armstrong contributes instrumentation and Jeffrey Hilty joins on bass. Check out “Bliss” below:
You can also download Bliss from The Rondevu here. The Rondevu is “an institute of independent music and art, in all genres.” They’re also helping support and record some other great KC musicians, so take the time to explore their site.