Meet The Devil's Daughters, Phoenix's New Sultry Rockabilly Sirens

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Lisa Mortensen and Mysti Moon show off their pin-up sensibility and style.
Arizona's rockabilly music scene has a new voice in Mesa's "devilish duet" The Devil's Daughters. Sultry sirens Mysti Moon and Lisa Mortensen are equipped with drop-dead stares and cool croons, and a swinging band to announce their arrival.

Backed by drummer Leeroy Nelson, guitarist Shorty Kruetz, and stand-up bassist Tommy Collins, the Double-D gals released a three-track demo yesterday, sampling their sweet brand of Americana.

You can download the digital album that features the twangy jam "Pass That Bottle" and the slow heavy-hitting bass line of, "I, We, You, Me," at the band's bandcamp page.

Follow the jump to check 'em out.

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Up on the Sun: This being your first record, can you talk about what the recording process has been like thus far? Were there any hangups or setbacks during these first few tracks?

Lisa Mortensen: We were fortunate enough to have a smooth recording process. Two of the three members in our backup band have been recording music for 20 years. However, Mysti and I were still both a little nervous, because I had only ever played live shows and had never recorded anything. Mysti, although she's recorded several times before, had never recorded with another singer. What we love so much about this demo is the unique way that [Phoenix recording studio] Electric Lotus Music recorded us. It's called "Live Recording," where all of the instruments are played together in the same room while we laid down scratch vocals for the guys to follow along. Everything was recorded using an analog board and without the use of ProTools, so it gives our music that old-school studio sound.

What's been the biggest challenge you guys have faced at this stage of the game?

Mysti Moon: Originally, our biggest challenge was trying to find musicians who would commit to playing in a band with two female singers.

Mortensen: After nearly nine months of posting want ads and physically seeking out band members without any luck -- not to mention the trouble we had finding musicians who knew what rockabilly music was -- we almost gave up. However, now as a newly formed band, we're not only learning how to work together as musicians, but as business partners. The fun part is performing the songs, but the stuff that goes on behind the scenes when forming a new band can be hectic, so we all decided early on to come up with a game plan, to keep things running smoothly."

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41 comments
katie
katie

The negative comments are just as relevant here as the positive ones, man I can't stand the term "hater".

I'll be honest, waaay too much gimmick and pretty generic psychobilly sounding stuff , there are millions of bands doing this exact same thing and dressing exactly like this. They aren't bad, just boring, as many others have said.

BillyG
BillyG

This is fun, sexy, foot-tapping good time music! Their voices are great and the band is tight!
What's not to like?
Check it out...they released it today:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Jenn
Jenn

They should change their name to the Devils Discards. This girls are lame! If you want good rockabilly/psychobilly fronted by hot chicks then check out Creepshow, the Horrorpops or Hellfreaks.

PIba
PIba

Unique and entertaining!  If the music and video doesn't do it for the nay-sayers who are most likely self-proclaimed critics that listen to top 40 radio trash, then check 'em out live!  They light up a stage and you just may be converted!  I have had the privilege of seeing them live and they not only sound great, but have the heart and soul of real musicians.  Great tunes and a great start to something exciting to follow!  Ignore the rockabilly police that don't recognize good music, they will be lost in the 50's forever!  Keep up the good tunes and keep the Americana spirit alive, that's what real music that matters is all about!  Cheers!

Advocatus Diaboli
Advocatus Diaboli

oh, no. snoozabilly. the one video that I could find on youtube is not worth watching all the way through. some related video by the lunatics is equally bad. tits and tattoos do not make talent.

Sydney
Sydney

Ladies, you are talented! You had a dream, followed your heart and are achieving it! Don't listen to the haters, they want to hold you back so you can me as nasty and miserable as them! Keep us posted on the next show, I will be there!

B. Squad
B. Squad

Go ahead haters, keep them coming.  These girls will be the ones with the last laugh though.....

Morte
Morte

Anyone who can sing like that w/o the use of ProTools has my vote. Great music. Love the use of the old-school analog, because it keeps with the real Rockabilly sound.

Garrett
Garrett

Great music!!! Can't wait for the video release and a chance to see you again live later this summer!  Maybe I'll learn to dance by then:)

Candy
Candy

How funny that people feel the need to post negative comments. It's alright, everyone is entitled to their own opinions. I happen to like it! You go girls!!

Jaime
Jaime

I have a poster from a show Bobby Lee Trammell did maybe 40+ years ago. He was an early rockabilly guy who once set fire to Jerry Lee Lewis' piano on stage, effectively getting him banned from the rockabilly circuit. He was also banned from the Louisiana Hayride radio show after the promoter deemed him 10 times more vulgar than Elvis. The poster reads, in part, "Mr. Arkansas twist. Big dance and show. Come see Bobby Lee go into his wild, frantic act and hang from the rafters of the ceiling by his heels". The venue was Pine Lodge, Batesville, Miss. I was a student at Ole Miss and Batesville was the closest place to get beer. I did not attend the show (broke student syndrome) But did snag the poster. It seems that Bobby Lee quit music (doesn't seem like he had much choice) and got elected to the Arkansas legislature. 

Elias
Elias

Great music! The singing is sharp and so are the instruments. I love it when a local band decides to embrace rockabilly, it is very much a historical part of the Phoenix scene. Look at Duane Eddy, Sanford Clark, and Al Casey - those guys would love to know that this band is carrying on the hillbilly rock.

Shane
Shane

Agreed...not much happening here.  The lyrics aren't much and there's nothing dynamic about you.  I watched a couple of videos on youtube and got bored.

Bubbahotep
Bubbahotep

Hackneyed lyrics, can't sing worth a damn and run of the mill riffs. You gals are hot but you ain't real rockabilly.

Colby_bowerman
Colby_bowerman

You know there is a big difference between rockabilly and psychobilly? It would be like comparing the stray cats to the nekromantix. Yeah similar style, generally enjoyed by the same crowd. But different. These girls got something good going on. Why you got to bash them cause their not your flavor? I say keep on rockn bands kickn great voices.

Sassafrass
Sassafrass

 Yeah, yeah...this music is for those that appreciate the finer tunes with style and finesse!  Gotta have class!  Just saying....

Rockahula
Rockahula

Exactly!  The heart and soul is in the music and they've got it!

joe.distort
joe.distort

whaaaaaaat but tits and tattoos are the best part of rockabilly

Kingjackson13
Kingjackson13

Liking this new combination, but you're right about the lunatics. Bad sound, boring band.

Wrayman
Wrayman

Most people don't realize how much of our top 40 music has evolved from Americana roots music such as rockabilly.  Many great musicians aren't recognized upfront as having top talent.  Points to ponder...

Double D
Double D

We love Duane Eddy! Thank you for the positive vibes.

Big Bad John
Big Bad John

I love the rockabilly nazis stuck in the 50's that never venture out to appreciate all the great crossover-influenced music.  How mudane!

JohnnyLawless
JohnnyLawless

Talent? they've got it!  Not sure what you define as talent?? ... perhaps Right Said Fred has talent in your book.  LOL

Lotta_kisses
Lotta_kisses

Does anyone, besides Johnny Lawlss, even know who Right Said Fred is?

MikeyLikey
MikeyLikey

Moron!  Them girls can rock it!!!!  Keep up the good entertainment!  Made me smile!

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