DTCV (pronounced Detective) was formed in Los Angeles in 2012 by Vivarock and Fiat Lux. Known for its industrial-strength hooks and its bruising live show, the group has been compared variously to Sonic Youth, Mission of Burma, and “post-Nico Velvet Underground with Debbie Harry on vocals.”

DTCV has thus far released two EPs, Very Fallen World and Basket of Masks. A full length album, However Strange, was released in late August 2012 on cassette by Burger Records. All three of these earlier releases were reissued in February 2014 by Mock Records under the title The Early Year. The groop recently released Hilarious Heaven, an ambitious (read: contains free jazz saxophone skronk and flute solo(s), a piano ballad in French, synth-pop, a Monks cover, and two songs that surpass the eleven minute mark) double album recorded by Steve Kille of Dead Meadow, on Xemu Records. The brilliant artwork was supplied by Robert Pollard of Guided By Voices. DTCV will be touring extensively throughout 2014 in support of both Hilarious Heaven and The Early Year.

NEW: A 7″ single of a recent Part Time Punks session for KXLU in LA is forthcoming on September 30 via Unsatisfied Records. Here’s a sneak peak:

You can find videos for some of the songs here and here and here. You can find DTCV on Facebook here and on Twitter here and on Tumblr here and on Soundcloud here and on YouTube here and on Spotify here and on iTunes here. To name but a few of the band’s internet presences.

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