Hailing from Dallas, TX, the Deathray Davies woo listeners with a dizzy, fuzzed-out version of retro garage pop that harks back to such '60s bands as the Kinks and the Seeds. The Davies began in 1998 as the one-man show of singer/guitarist John Dufilho, whose songwriting vault contained several songs that didn't seem fit for his present band, Bedwetter. After moving from San Antonio to Dallas, Dufilho recorded his solo debut under the Deathray Davies moniker, playing all of the instruments himself. The resulting record, Drink with the Grown-Ups and Listen to the Jazz, was released in 1999 on Idol Records and the "band" was invited to play at the South by Southwest Festival based on a three-song demo. Luckily, by the time the festival rolled around, Dufilho had assembled a full lineup including Bedwetter bandmate Jason Garner, Kevin Ingle, Chomsky drummer Matt Kellum, Legendary Crystal Chandelier frontman Peter Schmidt, and Transona Five's Rachel Smith.