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Sorority Noise Release New Single ‘No Halo’

Sorority Noise YNAAYTSorority Noise have just released No Halo, the first single off of their new full length record You’re Not As _____ As You Think, this is the follow up to 2015’s critically acclaimed album, Joy, Departed. The new album is set to be released on March 17th 2017 via Triple Crown Records, Sorority Noise have also recently announced they will be touring this March with Modern Baseball, Kevin Devine and The Obsessives.

You’re Not As _____ As You Think can be pre-ordered here

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The Lion And The Wolf Confirm UK Tour With Kevin Devine

Kevin Devine Jan 17 TourFollowing the release of his second album, The Cardiac Hotel, which is out now through Xtra Mile Recordings and Grand Hotel Van Cleef, The Lion And The Wolf will take to the road with Kevin Devine in two weeks time. The run of six shows also features Laura Stevenson and will see the three artists visit Bristol, Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds and London.

The Lion And The Wolf‘s sophomore album, The Cardiac Hotel, can be purchased here

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Sorority Noise To Release New Album On March 17th

Sorority Noise YNAAYTSorority Noise have announced You’re Not As _____ As You Think, their third full length record and follow up to 2015’s Joy, Departed. You’re Not As _____ As You Think is set to be released on March 17th via Triple Crown Records. Sorority Noise have also recently announced they will be touring this March with Modern Baseball, Kevin Devine and The Obsessives.

More details and pre-order information for You’re Not As _____ As You Think can be found here

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The Obsessives Confirm Sophomore Album And Spring Tour

obsessives-artworkThe Obsessives will be releasing their self titled sophomore album on March 17th via Lame-O Records, the band has released a trailer video for the album featuring the intro song from their record. Pre-orders for The Obsessives, and the first single from the album, will be released on January 17th, you can sign up for advance notifications via Lame-O Records here. The Obsessives have also just announced they will be touring this spring with Modern Baseball, Kevin Devine and Sorority Noise.

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Modern Baseball Confirm Spring Tour

Modern BaseballPhiladelphia’s Modern Baseball have announced a spring headlining US tour today, with support from Kevin Devine, Sorority Noise and The Obsessives. Tickets for all shows will be on sale to the general public this Friday, January 6th at 12pm EST but limited pre-sale tickets for the shows are now available here

You can stream and purchase Modern Baseball‘s Holy Ghost Album here

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Tours: The Lion And The Wolf To Join Kevin Devine

 The Lion and the Wolf 1The Lion And The Wolf, the solo project of Thomas George, has announced that they will be joining Kevin Devine on tour in January and February.  The band continues to promote their second album, The Cardiac Hotel, available now via Xtra Mile Recordings.

Tour dates are below.

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Petal Release Video for ‘Chandelier Thief’

petal-shameRun For Cover Records artist Petal have shared a new video today for Chandelier Thief, a track taken from their debut album, Shame,  that was released in late 2015. The melodically driven, indie rock record was recorded and produced by Will Yip and draws influence from Death Cab For Cutie and Pedro The Lion. 

Petal are currently on tour with Kevin Devine and Pinegrove, and will be playing Asbury Park, New Jersey with Brian Fallon.

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Kevin Devine

Instigator

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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

For the past fourteen years Kevin Devine has led an almost schizophrenic recording career, varying from quiet and intimate acoustic releases to full tilt rock and power pop. This is his ninth full length solo release to date, in addition to his prolific solo output he has recorded albums with Bad Books and released the ambitious Devinyl Splits series of singles, that saw him teamed up with the likes of Brand New‘s Jesse Lacey, Perfect Pussy‘s Meredith Graves and Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws. His latest album, Instigator, is released today on his own label, Procrastinate! Music Traitors, and given his prolific and diverse recording history I have no idea what to expect from his latest album.

Instigator kicks off with a slice of power pop in No Why, and the title track that follows it retains similar qualities, but with more of a lovelorn Husker Du feel, just when you think you’ve got an idea on the direction of the album you get the fine track Magic Magnet, which sounds like Nirvana with a sunnier disposition, and then it heads into mellower downbeat acoustic territory for Freddie Gray Blues. Instigator then delivers another double dose of sparkling summery power pop with No History and Daydrunk, before you’re thrown into yet another direction with the superb new wave influenced Both Ways which leads into the sumptuous acoustic number No One Says You Have To. Guard Your Gates is another downbeat indie number and then you get Before You’re Here, which sounds to my ears like a 1950s love song that’s been transplanted into the present day, and finally the album ends with the melancholy acoustic number, I Was Alive Back Then.

Instigator is a difficult album to get a feel for, as it hops between styles and genre’s constantly over the eleven tracks, it’s unlikely that you’ll find every track to your taste on this album. Kevin Devine will always make the music he wants to make, in the style he wants to make it in, and you can’t help but admire him for that as he is a truly unique and independent figure in today’s DIY scene. Instigator is a album that encompasses so many styles it almost feels like a compilation of singles that were released over a period of several years, my personal favourites on this are Magic Magnet, Both Ways and Before You’re Here, but whatever your tastes are I guarantee that almost everyone will find their own selection of perfect moments on this album.

Instigator can be ordered via Procrastinate! Music Traitors here

Kevin Devine Launches Stream Of New Album

kevin-devine-instigatorKevin Devine is now streaming his upcoming album, Instigator, which is set for release on October 21, 2016 on Procrastinate! Music Traitors and Triple Crown Records

Stream the full disc here courtesy Noisey.

Pre-orders for the records are now available via Procrastinate! Music Traitors here

Kevin Devine Streams Title Track From ‘Instigator’

kevin-devine-instigatorKevin Devine is now streaming Instigator, the second single and title track from his ninth studio album. Instigator is released on October 21st on Procrastinate! Music Traitors and Triple Crown Records. The Instigator tour starts on November 1st and features Julien Baker, Pinegrove and Petal, tickets for the Instigator tour are on sale now and can be found here

The title track from Instigator can be streamed here

Pre-orders for the records are now available via Procrastinate! Music Traitors here

Video: Kevin Devine – No History (Acoustic)

Kevin DevineKevin Devine has released a music video for an acoustic version of the new track, “No History.”  The new LP will be titled Instigator and will drop on October 21, 2016 via Procrastinate! Music Traitors.  

Watch the video below.

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Kevin Devine Details New Album; Premiered First Track

Kevin DevineKevin Devine has announced new details from his next album.  The new LP will be titled Instigator and will drop on October 21, 2016 via Procrastinate! Music Traitors.  Coinciding with the announcement the Devine is streaming the new song “No History.”  Listen to it here courtesy Stereogum.

Track listing and upcoming tour dates are below.

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Kevin Devine Announces US Tour To Austin City Limits

Kevin Devine TourKevin Devine has announced a tour to Austin City Limits this October, beginning in Cincinnati, OH on October 3rd. Kevin Devine will be playing acoustic at all dates except for his set at Austin City Limits, where he will be joined by the Goddamn BandKevin Devine will release his ninth album later this year

Tour dates and ticket details can be found below

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Jesse Lacey / Kevin Devine

Devinyl Splits No. 6

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Rating: 2/5

 
 

 

 

Over the past year or so Bad Timing Records has been releasing singles from its Devinyl Splits Project, they have now reached the sixth and final instalment in this volume. Kevin Devine has been present on each of these releases and in this latest offering he is matched with Jesse Lacey, of Brand New and formerly of Taking Back Sunday. On this release both artists contribute a cover version of a well known R.E.M. track.

In both cases these are acoustic covers of the songs, Jesse Lacey has covered Bad Day and Kevin Devine has taken on Imitation of Life. Both artists are clearly heavily influenced by Michael Stipe‘s song writing and delivery and this release comes across as something of a lover letter to Mr. Stipe. I’m of the opinion if you’re going to do a cover version then you should stamp your own identity onto it, there are countless examples of punk and indie bands who have taken a well known song and performed it in their own style, but this isn’t one of them. Whilst both tracks on this release are perfectly listenable cover versions neither brings anything new to the table, and I’m left wondering what the point is as the original songs are better and easily available.

Having said that, this will go down well with fans of the indie folk scene and R.E.M.  but personally I think if you want these songs I’d probably recommend buying the R.E.M. compilation In Time that contains the original versions.

The ltd edition Devinyl Splits single can be ordered here.

 

 

Kevin Devine Streams Cover, Details Split

Kevin DevineBrooklyn indie rock singer-songwriter Kevin Devine is now streaming his cover of R.E.M.’s Imitation Of Life via Mashable. Listen to it here.

The new cover song is off Devine’s upcoming release titled Devinyl Splits No. 6, which serves as the final installment of the Devinyl Splits series. This split features Jesse Lacey of Brand New covering R.E.M.’s Bad Day, and is due out on March 25, 2016 through Bad Timing Records.

Kevin Devine will soon head out on tour through late spring. Check out the dates below.

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Kevin Devine Announced Devinyl Split No. 6

Devinyl SplitKevin Devine has announced the sixth entry in his new year-long split 7″ series, Devinyl Splits, released by Devinyl Records and Bad Timing Records.

Devinyl Splits No. 6, features Jesse Lacey of Brand New and is due out March 25, 2016 via Bad Timing Records.  Pre-orders for the split will be available here on March 3, 2016.  

The songs included in the split are: 

1. Jesse Lacey – Bad Day (R.E.M. cover)

2. Kevin Devine – Imitation Of Life (R.E.M. cover)

Bad Timing Records To Re-Press Kevin Devin’s ‘Put Your Ghost To Rest’

Kevin Devine - Put Your Ghost To RestKevin Devine has announced plans to re-release the 2006 album, Put Your Ghost To Rest, in vinyl format via Bad Timing Records. The record will be available as a double LP with three limited color variants. 

Pre-orders are available now.   Upcoming tour dates are below.

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Owen – Critical Condition

Kevin DevineOwen is streaming their contribution to Kevin Devine‘s  fifth entry in his new year-long split 7″ series, Devinyl Splits, released by Devinyl Records and Bad Timing Records.

The song is titled “Critical Condition” and can he heard here.

Devinyl Splits No. 5, features Owen and is due out December 18, 2015 via Bad Timing Records.  Pre-orders for the split are available now here.

Kevin Devine Announces Fifth Edition OF Devinyl Splits

Kevin DevineKevin Devine has announced the fifth entry in his new year-long split 7″ series, Devinyl Splits, released by Devinyl Records and Bad Timing Records.

Devinyl Splits No. 5, features Own and is due out December 18, 2015 via Bad Timing Records.  Pre-orders for the split are available now here.

Kevin Devine Announces Special Guests For Devinyl Splits Performances

Kevin DevineKevin Devine has announced the special guests for upcoming Devinyl Splits performances.  The fourth entry in his new year-long split 7″ series features Cymbals Eat Guitars, released by Devinyl Records and Bad Timing Records.

Jesse Lacey of Brand New will join the show in Philadelphia, Brian Sella of The Front Bottoms will perform in Boston, and Laura Stevenson will be the surprise guest in New York City.  Full tour listings are below.

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Kevin Devine – Magic Magnet

Kevin DevineKevin Devine has a song from the fourth entry in his new year-long split 7″ series, Devinyl Splits, released by Devinyl Records and Bad Timing Records.

Devinyl Splits No. 4, features Cymbals Eat Guitars.  

Stream Kevin Devine‘s contribution to the split, “Magic Magnet,” here courtesy Brooklyn Vegan.

Kevin Devine To Release Fourth in Devinyl Split Series

Kevin DevineKevin Devine has announced the fourth entry in his new year-long split 7″ series, Devinyl Splits, released by Devinyl Records and Bad Timing Records.

Devinyl Splits No. 4, features Cymbals Eat Guitars and is due out October 29, 2015 via Bad Timing Records.  Pre-orders for the split are available now here.

Kevin Devine Announces Vol 4 & 5 of Devinyl Splits; All Bands To Perform A Shows

Kevin DevineKevin Devine has announced that he will be performing alonside the full cast of his recent and upcoming Devinyl Split series.  Devine’s new year-long split 7″ series features Matthew Caws (of Nada Surf), Meredith Graves (of Perfect Pussy), Brianna Collins & Ben Walsh (of Tigers Jaw), Cymbals Eat Guitars, Mike Kinsella (of Owen, American Football & Owls), with one more TBA. 

Full details can be found below.

Devinyl Splits No. 4 and 5 have been confirmed to feature Cymbals Eat Guitars and Owen Devinyl Splits are released by Devinyl Records and Bad Timing Records

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Kevin Devine Covers The Cure

Kevin DevineKevin Devine is streaming a cover of The Cure‘s “Lovesong.”  The track will appear on the third entry in Devine’s new year-long split 7″ series, Devinyl Splits, released by Devinyl Records and Bad Timing Records.

Check out Devine’s take on the song here courtesy Stereogum.

Devinyl Splits No. 3, features Tigers Jaw and is due out September 11, 2015 via Bad Timing Records. Pre-orders for the split are available now here and digitally here.

Bad Timing Records Release Summer Sampler, All Proceeds Donated to RAINN

Bad Timing Records SamplerBad Timing Records have announced a 13 track summer sampler, showcasing a range of the band’s on their roster, including Kevin Devine, Knuckle Puck and Sorority Noise amongst others. The sampler is available as a ‘pay-what-you-want’ release via their webstore and bandcamp, with all proceeds being donated to the charity RAINN, the largest anti-sexual violence organisation in the US. For more on the work this fantastic charity do, please click here.

Check out the full track list for the sampler below.

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Kevin Devine – Inside Of Love (Nada Surf Cover)

Kevin DevineKevin Devine has released a cover of Nada Surf‘s “Inside Of Love.”  The song will appear on Devine’s upcoming split with Matthew Caws, the first split of the Devinyl Split series.  Matthew Caws’ contribution is a cover of Devine‘s “Fiscal Cliff.” 

Listen to the song here.

This split is now available for pre-order via the Bad Timing Records webstore,

Tours: Kevin Devine / Dads / Field Mouse

Kevin DevineBrooklyn, N.Y.’s Kevin Devine with The Goddamn Band will headline a spring tour also featuring Dads and Field Mouse. The tour will take place across the United States with one stop in Canada. Check out the dates below.

This is the first tour in support of the She Can See Me 7-inch single. The single includes a version of each track from the two LPs released in 2013: Bubblegum and Bulldozer.

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Tours: Kevin Devine / Dads / Field Mouse

Kevin DevineKevin Devine has announced upcoming tour dates with Dads and Field Mouse starting in late February 2015.  The band continues to support last year’s double albums, Bulldozer Bubblegum.  This is Devine’s first tour in support of the She Can See Me 7″ single.

Tour dates are below.

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Video: Kevin Devine – She Can See Me (Bubblegum)

Kevin DevineKevin Devine has released a new music video.  The video features the song “She Can See Me (Bubblegum)” which is from their latest 7″, She Can See Me, available today via Bad Timing Records, Devinyl Records and Favorite Gentlemen Recordings.  The band continues to support last year’s double albums, Bulldozer Bubblegum.  

Watch the video and check out upcoming tour dates below.

This new music video is meant to be viewed alongside the previously released video for the Bulldozer version of “She Can See Me” available via Billboard.

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Tours: Manchester Orchestra / Kevin Devine / Bad Books

Manchester OrchestraManchester OrchestraKevin Devine, and Bad Books have announced that they will be tour this Fall.  Manchester Orchestra continues to support their recent full length, Cope, and Kevin Devine continues to support last year’s double albums, Bulldozer Bubblegum.  

Tour dates are available below.

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Kevin Devine – For Eugene

Kevin DevineKevin Devine has debuted a brand new song.  The track is titled “For Eugene” from the soon to be released two new albums, titled Bubblegum  and Bulldozer.  The were funded by a recent Kickstarter campaign and are due out on October 15, 2013. 

Listen to the song here.