At the Brooklyn show (12/11 at The Bell House) they'll be joined by Laura Stevenson, the Philly show (12/12 at the TLA) will have Brand New frontman Jesse Lacey, and Cambridge (12/13 at The Sinclair) will have The Front Bottoms singer Brian Sella. Tickets for all three shows are still available (click the venue links). Flyers for the latter two below. Brooklyn flyer coming soon.
Sparrow Sleeps released an album of Kevin Devine lullabies this morning called Make the Kids Snooze. You can check it all out here. This guy is so prolific I'm starting to wonder if Sparrow Sleeps actually sleeps (sorry).
01 - Another Bag of Bones (Part 2)
02 - I Could Be With Anyone
03 - Nobel Prize
04 - All of Everything, Erased
05 - Brooklyn Boy
06 - She Can See Me
07 - Bubblegum
08 - People Are So Fickle
09 - I Don't Care About Your Band
10 - Another Bag of Bones (Part 1)
Kevin Devine will be reissuing his live record Matter of Time via Bad Timing Records (how fitting!). Preorders will go live tomorrow at 2 PM Est, and the record has been remasterd by Jesse Cannon. More info and preorders are here, and you can see the updated artwork and more info in the replies.
It looks good on him. I’ve always felt Desaparecidos was the best fit for Oberst’s most unhinged, freaked-out vocal performances, and working in this context seems to have ignited a compelling aspect of the storyteller in him. Payola details the pervasive horror and battered hope of a moment boiling over with institutional rot both macro (American imperialism, antiquated religious zealotry) and micro (the yawning death of the record business, as addressed on “Backsell”). Oberst’s lyrics are direct (“All the founding fathers sowed their seeds into servant girls”), blunt (“It’s a locker room of CFOs telling racist...
Kevin Devine and Meredith Graves's new split is now up for pre-order from Bad Timing Records. Here's my snarky disclaimer telling you that my podcast partner Thomas Nassiff runs this record label and just got free promotion from me.
Kevin Devine has announced Devinyl Splits, a six-part, year-long split 7” series that will take place throughout 2015 via Devinyl Records and Bad Timing Records. Devine will release a split 7” with six different partners every other month, beginning on February 24 with Matthew Caws of Nada Surf. April’s split partner is Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy, and June’s partner is Tigers Jaw. You can now pre-order a special year-long subscription to the series, or Devinyl Splits No. 1 on its own, and find out more info via the Bad Timing webstore.
1. Matthew Caws - “Fiscal Cliff” (Kevin Devine Cover)
2. Kevin Devine - “Inside Of Love” (Nada Surf Cover)
Enjoy the Ride Records has released Kevin Devine's Live at Looney Tunes and the Bridge and Tunnel original motion picture soundtrack on vinyl. The latter features new music from features new music from Taking Back Sunday's John Nolan, Bayside, I Am the Avalanche's Vinnie Caruana and more, and we're giving away a copy on Facebook.
Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy is working on a solo album, setting up a new record label, and working on a split with Kevin Devine. Listen to her guest spot on the latest podcast with Damian Abraham for even more.
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...