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Brooklyn, NY, USA (2004 – present)

That Handsome Devil is a Brooklyn, NY, USA band which includes Christian Oppel (aka Godforbid), Jeremy Page, Naoko Takamoto, Jeremy Siegel, Sam Merrick and Deflon Sallahr. They debuted with EP Dating Tips / How to Get Money (2004, Art & Craft) and their latest album is Drugs & Guns For Everyone (Nov 2014).

Take a ride with That Handsome Devil to the other side of town: a neighborhood where Charles Bukowski hung his hat at a juke joint; where the bartender knew Hunter Thompson’s single malt of choice and kept plenty in stock. This is the place where That Handsome Devil’s front man Godforbid calls home, where producer Jeremy Page bangs on a bullet-riddled piano, its beaten keys howling from a smoky corner. A place with enough Molotov cocktails, skag, booze, and sleazy women to horrify the most hardened of old timers. A City Dressed in Dynamite is the soundtrack to this bizarre scene, and it’s pointless to fight it -just throw caution to the wind and take the ride. Put your life in the hands of your sharply dressed tour guide Godforbid, and just pray that you’ll live to tell the story… or at least what you can remember.

The album starts off like a jolt of lighting with Damn Door, a dense lounge track declaring the album’s intent before tumbling into the dark, piercingly intense Wintergreen. Keeping the tempo up is the distinctive Rob the Prez-O-Dent, employing unique arrangements and an over-the-top subject matter to guarantee a lasting impression. At this point A City Dressed in Dynamite slows to a strut while limping past the hustlers and junkies in Pills for Everything.


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  • matheusrosa94

    Speaking of which

    2 Jul 7:15am Reply
  • O6O587

    awesome band!

    23 Jun 10:10am Reply
  • matheusrosa94

    They really should reissue their discography in vinyl, including Dating Tips single.

    18 Jan 9:54pm Reply
  • FreakinBish

    The new album is amazing

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
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    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • beefigursk

    Why more people do not check out That Handsome Devil does not make sense to my brain.

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Email0805

    New album available at

    25 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Bladecatcher_

    Guitar Hero II.

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • ZRFS

    this sounds very goooood!!!

    16 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Pendy618

    It was great seeing y'all in Philly. Best of luck with the studio Jeremy.

    12 Mar 2013 Reply
  • AntyM92

    Smoking cigarettes while listening to this band - feel like I'm smack bang in the middle of a Tarantino movie.

    7 Oct 2012 Reply
  • EvyMetal

    "March" off the new EP is the best song right now.

    19 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Gargoyle2500

    Flipron are also similar to THD but they don't have the same atmosphere. I have to buy some THD albums.

    31 May 2012 Reply
  • santinit

    I don't really think Major Parkinson is THAT similar to THD, but it's an incredible recommendation nonetheless. It's my newest obsession.

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • TimrousBeastie

    There's a Norwegian band called Major Parkinson that reminds me of THD as well. They're pretty good.

    28 Mar 2012 Reply
  • TheJoosBox

    Just found out a new album was released last year, god damn it's fucking good!

    7 Mar 2012 Reply
  • notjaysbestname

    That should probably read "jazz leanings, the vocals, wordplay, Hell and even the surf guitars" A-yup.

    6 Mar 2012 Reply
  • notjaysbestname

    Yeah, great stuff from what I've heard so far. I'd recommend giving Foetus a shot (if you haven't done so already). It's very eclectic, dark stuff and there is a ton of it. If you enjoy the jazz leanings, the vocals, wordplay and hell even the surf guitars, find an album (Flow, Deaf, Ache, Nail or Hole would be a good entry point). It's probably the closest thing you'll find trying to pigeonhole this kind of music.

    6 Mar 2012 Reply
  • TallHatPM

    Jazzy as hell!

    24 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Louster200

    No one is similar to THD. They are their own genre, their own type of music, their own type of way of doing life. And that's just how it goes. bro

    29 Jan 2012 Reply
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