Kevin Devine has released his new song “I Wrote It Down For You” from Devinyl Splits No. 10, his upcoming split with John K. Samson (The Weakerthans).
John K. Samson’s song from the split “Saturday Night On Utopia Parkway,” written by Christine Fellows, premiered earlier this month via Noisey. Devinyl Splits No. 10, the latest installment in Kevin Devine’s Devinyl Split Series Vol. 2, is set to be released on November 30th via Bad Timing Records. Pre-orders are available now.
Kevin Devine is an independent singer/songwriter from Brooklyn, NY. He plays alone, with his Goddamn Band, and as a member of Bad Books. The first run of his Devinyl Splits, released between February 2015 and March 2016, consisted of six split 7” singles, each featuring Devine and a different partner. The series, released by Bad Timing Records and Devinyl Records, returns in 2018 for another run.
For each installment of Devinyl Splits Vol. 1, Devine and his partner chose a theme. No. 1 saw Devine and Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws covering each other’s bands; No. 2 saw Devine and Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves releasing new solo songs; No. 3 featured Devine and Tigers Jaw covering The Cure; No. 4 marked the first new full-band song from Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band in over a year, with Cymbals Eat Guitars revealing a raucous new track of their own; No. 5 consisted of two beautiful acoustic tracks from Devine and Owen; and No. 6 had Devine and Brand New’s Jesse Lacey covering R.E.M.
Devinyl Splits Vol. 2 will be released in the form of six 7” split singles over the course of 2018 and into 2019. Three partners have been announced: Devinyl Splits No. 7 with Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers, Devinyl Splits No. 8 where Devine and David Bazancover Now, Now, and the just announced Devinyl Splits No. 9 with Petal, out September 28th. Devine also recently released Unplanned Service Changes, a digital only split with Worriers that was added in due to a vinyl delay. Fans can look forward to more thoughtfully-selected themes and exciting pairings with artists who Devine has toured with, admires, and who push the envelope lyrically and musically.
John K. Samson is a talk-singing sober leftist vegetarian Quaker from Winnipeg, Treaty One Territory, where he lives with his partner and fellow songwriter, Christine Fellows. He’s released music as the lead singer of The Weakerthans and solo. His most recent album Winter Wheat came out in 2016 on Anti-.
Kevin Devine Tour Dates:
12/05 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade^
01/16 – London, UK – The Camden Assembly Pub
01/18 – Berlin, DE – Monarch Bar
01/19 – Ki, DE – hansa48
01/20 – Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang
01/21 – Koln, DE – die wohngemeinschaft
01/23 – Luxemborg, LU – De Gudde Wëllen
01/25 – Ac, DE – Musikbunker-Aachen e.V.
01/26 – Müchen, DE – Heppen & Ettilch
^ = w/ A Celebration Of The Songs Of Scott Hutchinson w/ Julien Baker, Ben Gibbard, Craig Finn