Kevin Devine and Tigers Jaw Announce ‘Devinyl Splits No. 3’‏

August 11, 2015


Kevin Devine and Tigers Jaw Announce Devinyl Splits No. 3

Part of Year-Long Devinyl Splits Series

Kevin Devine has announced Devinyl Splits No. 3, the third split in his year-long Devinyl Splits series. Devinyl Splits No. 3 features Kevin Devine and Tigers Jaw covering songs by The Cure. Tigers Jaw puts their distinct sound into “In Between Days,” while Kevin Devine delivers an emotional acoustic cover of “Love Song.” Pre-orders for the split go live Tuesday, August 11th, 2015. Pre-orders for the 7″ are available HERE and digitally HERE.
The Devinyl Split series features Kevin Devine teaming up with six different artists throughout 2015. Every other month, Devine releases a 7” split with a song from him and a song from the other artist. The first two splits in the series have already been released. In January, Kevin Devine and Matthew Caws of Nada Surf covered each other’s songs on Devinyl Splits No. 1, Matthew covering Kevin’s “Fiscal Cliff” and Kevin doing a take on Nada Surf’s “Inside Of Love.” In May, Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy released her first solo track “Took The Ghost To The Movies” through Devinyl Splits No. 2, while Kevin put forward a heartbreaking “Gießen,” a tribute to his old friend and bandmate Mike Skinner, who passed away in 2014.
Devinyl Splits No. 3 Tracklist:1. Tigers Jaw – In Between Days (The Cure cover)
2. Kevin Devine – Love Song (The Cure cover)

Brooklyn singer-songwriter Kevin Devine is a powerhouse in the contemporary indie rock world. Devine began releasing solo records in 2002, slowly gaining steam through extensive touring and a steady release of increasingly impressive records. In 2009, Devine released Brother’s Blood and the I Could Be With Anyone EP through Favorite Gentlemen Recordings. The records quickly sparked across the scene as Devine became a cult favorite in the indie-rock world. His sharp lyrical style combined with 90s inspired bedroom indie rock connected instantly with fans, leading Brother’s Blood to become Devine’s best selling record to date.After releasing three consecutive Billboard-200 charting records with 2011’s Between The Concrete And The Clouds and the first two Bad Books albums (Devine’s band with members of Manchester Orchestra), Devine looked to the crowd sourcing website Kickstarter to fund his next two records Bubblegum and Bulldozer. His fans responded – Devine met his $50,000 target funding within only 8 hours of the 45-day campaign, and ultimately fans pitched in to the tune of $115,000, more than double his initial goal.  The funds resulted in the simultaneous October 2013 release of Bulldozer, produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck and Guided By Voices) and laced with folk-rock and pop ballads, and Bubblegum, a proper rock record produced by Jesse Lacey of Brand New, hooky and fast and wrapped in fuzz & feedback. The two records were Devine’s highest-charting Billboard releases to date.

In 2014, Bad Timing Records, Devinyl Records and Favorite Gentlemen Recordings began their partnership with the release of a double A-side 7″ single, featuring the song “She Can See Me”, which appeared in different versions on both Bulldozer and Bubblegum. The three teamed up in 2015 to re-release Devine’s classic record Brother’s Blood as a double LP, before announcing a year long split 7″ series: Devinyl Splits began releasing every two months throughout the year, starting this past February. The first three partners announced were Matthew Caws (of Nada Surf), Meredith Graves (of Perfect Pussy), and Tigers Jaw. The last three split partners will be announced later this year. The first split with Matthew Caws is available now via Bad Timing Records! All year-long subscriptions have sold out. Individual orders for the other splits will become available later in the year.

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