Bad Timing Records has announced a new partnership between the label, Kevin Devine, and Favorite Gentlemen Recordings. The first release is Kevin Devine’s She Can See Me 7”, which features both the Bulldozer and Bubblegum versions of the song housed in a double-A-side jacket. You can pre-order it. The 7”s are also included with tickets to the intimate release show which will take place on November 3 at Hi-Fi in New York City.
When that changed, and I was able to transition from part-timing to earning a living playing music, my fear of a life spent running face-first into an endless succession of self-constructed brick walls eventually straightened me out. This was a slow-dawning stroke of luck, because sober senses would be required to navigate an insane industry that was rapidly changing, too. Anyone I knew who was “just” a musician was predominantly maintaining that title by busting their ass on tour, selling their songs to car commercials or some combination thereof.
Kevin Devine and singer/songwriter, Stephanie Tolino, have released a new song "It All Could Change." The pairing came together as a result of Stephanie's Kickstarter donation to Kevin back in February of 2013. The song can be heard in the replies.
The second "Inside Kevin Devine" feature has been posted via PropertyOfZack. Jesse Lacey, Andy Hull, The God Damn Band, and many others provide commentary.
So I met Kevin eventually at an outdoor show we played together, and I think Miracle had already kind of split up, and he was this kind of crazy twitchy kid who was really good at guitar and sang solo on stage at hardcore and emo shows around New York. So then we were friends, and that was that. I don’t know how things go from there, but I do know that watching Kevin over the years, I’ve realized that while I or other musicians I know had to develop something, Kevin seemed always capable of everything. He always listened to cool...
One thing is, there’s a part of me that thinks I’m not radical enough. That I’m actually worse than someone who is politically ignorant because I have been exposed to all of these things, but I haven’t fully gotten into some extreme way of living. I think it’s been really torturous for some women that I’ve been in relationships with because I’ve had these bouts of “we don’t do enough” for picking the cause. It’s this really vague thing. What I’ve come to realize as I’ve gotten older is that there’s an invisible council in my head. If I am not taking care of myself, no matter what...
According to three or four news submitters, Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band had their car broken into in Washington DC over the weekend. I haven't seen any mention of this on Twitter or Facebook though, has anyone heard anything or found a way to donate some money to the band?
But it always felt to me like that band was a prime example of wolf in sheep’s clothing—or sheep in wolf’s clothing is maybe more appropriate. They were sort of capitalizing on that grunge, alternative-rock boom, but they were an adult-contemporary band. Even the guitars on the songs are not like anything anyone would ever confuse as menacing or anything like that.