Kevin Devine will release a full album cover of Nirvana’s Nevermind on November 22nd. Pre-orders are now up.
Kevin Devine will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Brother’s Blood with some anniversary shows.
Kevin Devine has shared the new song “Only Yourself.”
Kevin Devine has announced three St. Patrick’s Day Shows.
Some videos from the Scott Hutchison tribute concert, featuring performances from Aaron Dessner, Julien Baker, Ben Gibbard, Craig Finn, and Kevin Devine have been shared online. I’ve put them into a video playlist.
Kevin Devine talked with Consequence of Sound about his latest single:
“I Wrote It Down For You” started on bass before I transferred it to guitar for recording and live performance, and the approach was inspired by this song and the ’50s girl-group songs which inspired it. The “bomp / bomp-bomp / BA” percussive energy, the sweetness (and slight idiosyncratic twist) of the lyric, the way it moves itself along, classic-feeling, unencumbered by itself, making room for what’s being said. That felt like the clear priority for this song: directness, a platform for the lyric, the melody, the feeling.
Julien Baker, Aaron Dessner, Kevin Devine, Craig Finn, and Ben Gibbard are teaming up for a Scott Hutchinson tribute show in New York. Tickets are on sale this Friday.
Kevin Devine and Kiley Lotz of Petal interview each other over at Talkhouse. The interview also premieres Kevin’s cover of Tom Petty’s “Into The Great Wide Open.”
Kevin Devine is releasing a digital split with the Worriers on Friday to make up for the Devinyl Splits No. 8 being delayed. A message from the label and a stream of Kevin’s contribution, “Outstretched & Never Ending,” can be found below.
Kevin Devine’s new song “Kuala Lumpur” is now up for stream. An interview with Kevin can also be read up on Billboard:
I got to play everything that’s on there. Everything that’s on there is just me. And that’s something I have a lot of fun with. I don’t elect to do it all the time, because usually there’s someone who can do it better than me, certainly on drums and piano. But it was fun to get to do that with this. If you don’t die or quit or give up, I think you’re always trying to get a little bit better at something in your career.
The first release from Kevin Devine’s new split series will go on sale tomorrow. The first is with Craig Finn and the second will be with Petal.
Kevin Devine has announced Devinyl Splits Vol. 2. The subscription has sold out, but the singles will be available for individual purchase.
Anna Acosta sat down with Now, Now and Kevin Devine to talk about mental health:
My biggest problem is that if I don’t want to feel something, I don’t feel something. I’ll just be like, I’m not going there right now. I have too many things to do. And I’ll just compartmentalize and not deal with whatever it is, but in order to be able to write I have to access every emotional part of my brain. So when we’re writing, if I’ve been doing that lately, if we’ve been dealing with a lot of stress or if something’s been going on in my personal life, it’ll come out when we’re writing.
Ilana Kaplan sat down with Kevin Devine over at the Village Voice:
“If I can not release a record for a few years, I would really like that,” says Devine, who has an eighteen-month-old daughter at home in Bay Ridge. “I have that Bad Books band with the Manchester Orchestra guys, and I do think it is likely — not guaranteed, but likely — that there would be a Bad Books record before there would be a Kevin record.” But Devine’s work ethic probably won’t stop him from focusing on music entirely: He’s admittedly restless. He’s always working on music, but he’s without a concrete plan for the first time in ages, and that’s fine by him.
Kevin Devine has announced some new solo shows.
Kevin Devine has shared the new version of “No One Says You Have To.” The track features The Mynabirds.
Kevin Devine has released the acoustic version of “I Was Alive Back Then.” The track comes from his upcoming reimagined album, We Are Who We’ve Always Been, which is now up for pre-order.
Kevin has also announced two full album shows in New York this December.