We’re thrilled to announce Devinyl Splits, a year-long split 7″ series via Devinyl Records, in partnership with Bad Timing Records.
These will be my first new recordings (some originals, some covers) since 2013’s Bubblegum & Bulldozer, released alongside new recordings (some originals, some covers) by musicians I like/love/respect/admire/all of the above.
The first three singles will feature Matthew Caws of Nada Surf (February 24th release date), Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy (April) and Tigers Jaw (June). The next three split partners will be announced later this year.
Available for pre-order NOW via the Bad Timing Records webstore is the first split with Matthew Caws, along with two different year-long subscription options, which include an exclusive subscriber-only super-limited vinyl variant.
The standard subscription includes all six 7″s, delivered to your door every other month. The deluxe subscription includes all six 7″s, also delivered to your door every other month, plus a slip-mat and a T-shirt. Both subscription options include an exclusive variant of each split, limited to 100 subscriptions.
Devinyl Split No. 1 will be released February 24th, featuring Matthew Caws covering Kevin Devine’s “Fiscal Cliff” and Kevin Devine covering Nada’s Surf’s “Inside Of Love.” More information on the upcoming splits with Meredith Graves and Tigers Jaw, as well as the last three split partners, will be announced later in the year.
Pre-order the subscription series or Devinyl Split No. 1 HERE.
Thank you, xo, KD
The Dates and tickets links for the Into It. Over It. (Solo) Kevin Devine (Solo)co-headlining Tour with Special Guest Laura Stevenson are below.
02/04/15: Washington, DC: Sixth & I Historic Synagogue: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/713529
02/05/15: New Haven, CT: The Center Church on the Green: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/712273
02/06/15: Cambridge, MA: The Sinclair: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004D5C0EC873FE
02/07/15: Philadelphia, PA: First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia (Sanctuary): http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/713615?utm_medium=bks
02/08/15: Richmond, VA: The Broadway: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/715791?utm_medium=bks
02/09/15: Virginia Beach, VA: Shakas: http://www.inticketing.com/events/460098
02/10/15: Durham, NC: Duke Coffeehouse: No ADV ticket sales.
02/11/15: Atlanta, GA: Center Stage – The Loft – Vinyl(Vinyl): http://www.ticketalternative.com/Events/29679.aspx
02/12/15: St, Petersburg, FL: The Local 662: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0D004D5CFC3683FB?REFERRAL_ID=tmfeedbuyat97249&wt.mc_id=aff_BUYAT_97249&camefrom=CFC_BUYAT_97249
02/13/15: Orlando, FL: The Social: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/714461?utm_medium=bks
02/14/15: Tallahassee, FL: Club Downunder / Union Productions: No ADV tix – FB event :https://www.facebook.com/events/1551661705047435/
02/15/15: Birmingham, AL: Bottletree Cafe: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/716223?utm_source=tw1&utm_medium=amp
02/17/15: Nashville, TN: The High Watt: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5451635&pl=mercylounge
02/18/15: Newport KY: The Southgate House Revival: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/716553?utm_medium=bks
02/19/15: Cleveland, OH: The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5442695&REFERRAL_ID=tmfeedbuyat143483&ct=37af1788-0966-40cb-a080-17348e958b45&wt.mc_id=aff_BUYAT_143483&camefrom=CFC_BUYAT_143483
02/20/15: Grand Rapids, MI: The Stache: https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=6366917&cobrand=sectionlive
02/21/15: Chicago, IL: Lincoln Hall: http://www.lh-st.com/Shows/02-21-2015+Into+It+Over+It
02/22/15: Bloomington, In: The Bishop: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/712691?utm_source=tw1&utm_medium=amp
Grab your tickets for the Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band, Dads, and Field Mouse Tour below!
February 24th – Madison, WI – The Frequency: http://bit.ly/1wd7NLQ
February 25th – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry: http://bit.ly/1yPEZdf
February 26th – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Tap House: http://ticketf.ly/1yyzKje
February 27th – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird: http://ticketf.ly/1Afgjcx
February 28th – Omaha, NE – Slowdown: http://bit.ly/1qv4X4f
March 1st – Kansas City, MO – recordBar: http://bit.ly/1yPFYu8
March 3rd – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive Denver: http://ticketf.ly/1yzRVAj
March 4th – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court: http://bit.ly/1B8doTY
March 5th – Boise, ID – The Crux: http://bit.ly/1B8dGKD
March 6th – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project: http://ticketf.ly/1yyArt5
March 7th – Vancouver, BC – The Media Club: http://ticketf.ly/1660nk5
March 8th – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge: http://ticketf.ly/1yPGTuE
March 10th – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill: http://bit.ly/12vKQYB
March 11th – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room: http://tktwb.tw/12ttdJ3
March 12th – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo: http://ticketf.ly/1vOCWFr
March 13th – San Diego, CA – The Irenic: http://bit.ly/1B8fDH2
March 16th – Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar: http://ticketf.ly/1zwPYbA
March 17th to 20th – Austin, TX – SXSW 2015
March 21st – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Houston: http://bit.ly/1scAoRY
March 22nd – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon: http://tktwb.tw/1wxUgk5
March 24th – Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s Cantina: http://tktwb.tw/1yzSPN1
March 25th – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall: http://bit.ly/1z6oyIu
March 26th – Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music-Diner: http://tktwb.tw/1vOF4gy
March 27th – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose: http://ticketf.ly/1B8inUJ
March 28th – New York, NY – (le) poisson rouge: http://bit.ly/1siDqP3
I’m incredibly excited to to announce the vinyl reissue of Brother’s Blood, in continued partnership with Bad Timing and Favorite Gentlemen. 2xLP, including the ‘I Could Be With Anyone’ tour EP, pre orders begin tomorrow at 2:00pm EST here: http://bit.ly/KD_BB
A portion of proceeds to the Mike Skinner Memorial Fund. All information below. Don’t buy the first one for exorbitant prices on eBay. It’s back.
‘s Brothers Blood
will be receiving a reissue via Bad Timing Records, Devinyl Records and Favorite Gentlemen Recordings. Brother’s Blood
will be available for pre-orders as a double LP on Bad Timing’s webstore tomorrow
the 14th at 2 PM EST
. Records are set to start shipping in two weeks. The D-side of the release features songs from Devine’s I Could Be With Anyone
EP. This release is the latest in a partnership between Kevin Devine, Bad Timing Records, Devinyl Records and Favorite Gentlemen Recordings that will continue throughout 2015. A huge announcement about brand-new music will be coming near the end of January!
When Kevin Devine released Brother’s Blood in 2009, he cemented himself as one of the most prolific singer-songwriters of the indie-rock community. Devine’s best selling record to date softly dances song to song while Devine delivers lyrics sometimes brilliantly introspective and sometimes bitingly political. With years of songwriting experience under his belt, Kevin Devine marked his place as a cult favorite in the indie rock world with the release of Brother’s Blood, and has continued to prove himself as the most interesting songwriter in the scene since. This classic Kevin Devine release is accompanied by never-before-pressed songs from the I Could Be With Anyone EP,
adding a new curve-ball for long term fans.
Kevin Devine recently announced two tours beginning in February of 2015. The first is a solo tour with Into It. Over It. and Laura Stevenson; the second is a full-band tour featuring The Goddamn Band with Dads and Field Mouse. Check out all dates for both tours HERE.
Pre-order the double LP reissue of Brother’s Blood HERE, tomorrow at 2 PM EST.
Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band are going on tour with Dads and Field Mouse in February!
You can check out the dates and venues below.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday at 12pm eastern time. Check back on Wednesday for the ticket links.
February 24th – Madison, WI – The Frequency
February 25th – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
February 26th – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Tap House
February 27th – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
February 28th – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
March 1st – Kansas City, MO – recordBar
March 3rd – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive Denver
March 4th – Salt Lake City, UT – The Shred Shed SLC
March 5th – Boise, ID – The Crux
March 6th – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
March 7th – Vancouver, BC – Media Club
March 8th – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
March 10th – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hillll
March 11th – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
March 12th – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
March 13th – San Diego, CA – The Irenic
March 16th – Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar
March 17th to 20th – Austin, TX – SXSW 2015
March 21st – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Houston
March 22nd – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
March 24th – Little Rock, AR – @ Juanita’s
March 25th – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Halll
March 26th – Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music-Diner
March 27th – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose
March 28th – New York, NY – (le) poisson rouge
Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez
I understand that, for the most part, those of you who visit this page do it because you like my music.
I’m grateful for that, and try as best as a human being can to not take that for granted.
I also believe part of what you like about my music, at least some of you, is what it communicates, what it articulates, and that it does its best to communicate and articulate those things directly, and, wherever possible, with some degree of empathy, some effort at understanding the irresolute, complicated gray area in and around us, which I believe is scary, and is actually more abundant than life’s scant inarguable certainties, its primary colors supposedly pitched above, below, around.
I feel like I rarely see those, or trust them, and envy people who do.
I’m not an especially political person – I’m a lot more interested in social justice than politics – or an activist in what I consider to be the strict sense of that word.
As far as public figures go, I’m certainly not a celebrity, or anything close.
I’m a person/artist/entertainer with a platform at the corner of a niche, and I try to take that exactly as seriously as it’s to be taken.
I say all that because, what I’m saying here will send some of you away. Simply retweeting news in the past week without editorial commentary has done that already, which is, of course, fine, and doesn’t even rate on the scale of importance given what we’re discussing here.
I’ll be sorry to see you go, but I won’t try to talk you back in.
I’ve felt this way since at least Make The Clocks Move: there is no shortage of songwriters who never address/discuss/acknowledge this stuff, and if listening to one who does, even in roughly 10% of his recorded output, is distasteful to you, I absolutely understand, and we can agree to disagree on what my role’s meant to be, etc.
I come from New York cops. My dad, his dad, two of his brothers, several of my cousins, friends of our family. I love them.
I remember being confused when I fell in love with Nirvana and saw a sticker on Kurt Cobain’s guitar that said, “Vandalism: As Beautiful As A Rock In A Cop’s Face.” I was 12, and I couldn’t square that initially my impressions of my family, and the men & women I’d met through my family. It was a real fraught, dissonant moment. Why would anyone want to throw a rock at my dad’s face?
I grew up some, and found myself realizing why that sticker existed, and empathizing with the rock throwers sometimes. I felt guilty about that, some vague sense of betrayal, an urge to defend police even in situations where their actions seemed excessive, wrong.
It took time to understand more than one thing can be true at the same time.
I don’t believe all cops are “bad.” Some are; some aren’t. They’re People.
But I also don’t believe that is what’s at issue here. Because individual people are never all one thing or another, on a moral or any other scale.
But systems rot, systems mutate, systems corrupt. And, to me, that’s what this is. What’s at issue is the basic value of a human life in an American society that’s gone bad in its prezteling efforts to protect power and privilege at any cost, and when cops are quasi-militarized and deployed to that end, and people end up killed in highly questionable-to-outrageous circumstances as a result, well….that’s “bad.”
Because people of color are also People, and People are scared, and angry, and exhausted. People are tired of seeing their kids, friends, family members killed, hurt, jailed at mind-boggling rates of disproportionality. People are wounded, fed up with seeing power abused, with seeing the gap grow wider between their reality and whatever shreds of the American Dream are left dangling at a distant, increasingly-hypothetical horizon. They’re sick of seeing injustice manifest itself in dead bodies, empty political rhetoric, no follow through, no protection, no change.
I’m a straight white male, and I don’t know what it’s like not to be. I should never be the loudest voice in this conversation. I think we (people like me) all have deep listening to do if we have any hope at making the people who aren’t us feel safe, valued, equal in this society. We have real & increased responsibility to bear as the power brokers, which we are, and have been. Anyone arguing otherwise, suggesting that we’re a “post-racial” society etc., is skirting offensiveness at worst and…sticking to a willful & highly selective understanding of America’s history, at best.
It’s not hard for me to empathize with the outrage of a person who watches their loved one murdered. And it’s not hard for me to empathize theoretically with someone making a catastrophic, fear-based, over-reactionary fight-or-flight error in judgement in the heat of a pitched moment that has violent, horrifying results.
But things don’t happen theoretically, or in a vacuum; they happen in context, bundled in absorbed information, under behavior-warping cultural weight.
And this is why we are where we are. We don’t value all lives the same in this society. And until we do, we’re in trouble, in our streets, in our souls.
There’s no bowtie here, no knot to tie neatly. It’s too brutally, endlessly sad and messy for that. My thoughts, my heart, are with Eric Garner’s family, and focused on the belief in our better nature, even when it is, at times, so difficult to see.
This was written by our friends at Hobbledehoy Record Co:
“triple j broadcasts to all corners of Australia, including remote communities that are not as privileged as most when it comes to accessing new music / content. Now’s the time Punk/Alternative show Short.Fast.Loud runs it’s annual listeners poll, and showcases the 30 top releases for 2014 as voted in by you. While I’m not normally an advocate for suggesting to our fans to “please vote” in competitions and such, this is different. Consider voting.
There are lots of great records from this year that are siting below the radar of most. Voting is a quick and an easy opportunity to bring independent music to the forefront of our alternative musical communities across Australia. Given Triple J’s far reach noted earlier, for many the final playlist is a discovery tool into new artists. In years gone by, we’ve seen quite a few underdogs rise up in an otherwise ordinarily crowded space. This is great news for the artists, and magnificent for developing a healthy, progressive and diverse scene.
Alongside some fabulous company, the three Hobble releases up are Ceres album I Don’t Want To Be Anywhere But Here, their new 7″ Selfish Prick, and Kevin Devine‘s Bubblegum. Consider voting now for a few of your favorites. Each vote helps and is very much appreciated – by a lot of different people.”
Would you consider taking a moment to vote for Bubblegum? The listener’s poll ends on December 3rd.
All you have to do is head here to vote: http://ab.co/11WFiG6
Thank you for taking the time to read and vote.