Kevin Devine speaks about his latest record Between the Concrete & Clouds, his fascination with religion and why he always writes about life experience.
"In a sense, the last record was a lot more all over the place. It really developed the band’s style and sound in these interesting directions, but this record is a more solid and complete record in my mind. It’s the fullest realization of our band’s sound I think that we have had at this point."
Check out my interview with Brooklyn singer-songwriter Kevin Devine on MammothPress.com. Devine shares the details behind his latest critically acclaimed album, Brother's Blood, and reveals the insecurities he faces as an independent artist and touring musician.
w/ Kevin Devine & Brian Bonz The Roxy
July 21, 2008
Over the past eight years Brand New has produced three acclaimed albums and amassed a devout following. As a token of appreciation, frontman Jesse Lacey recently embarked on a short solo tour that included a stop in Los Angeles.
While Brand New has progressed musically with each record, acoustic guitar-driven songs have always remained intact and were represented from the old (“Soco Amaretto Lime”) to the new (“Coca-Cola”). Lacey also delivered several Brand New staples, including “Jude Law,” a country-folk version of “Jesus” and an impressive rendition of “Degausser,” while throwing in some Modest Mouse and Neutral Milk Hotel covers.
Openers Kevin Devine and Brian Bonz were good at setting the tone early on, and the three were constantly onstage helping each other out. However, while Devine’s set was an effective blend of politically charged folk, the night clearly belonged to Lacey, proving a rare treat for Brand New fans.