Over the course of 2015, Kevin Devine has been releasing his Devinyl Splits Series, a six-7" series featuring Devine teaming up with a different partner every release. So far, the series has included Devine and Matthew Caws of Nada Surf covering each others songs, Devine and Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy each recording an intimate original song (the first solo song ever released from Graves) and Devine and Tigers Jaw each taking on a song by The Cure. Devine's recently released split with Cymbals Eat Guitars features the first full band track from The Goddamn Band since 2013's Bubblegum. Still to come in the series is Devinyl 5 featuring Owen, and one more split partner that will be announced soon.
Devine has now announced the special guests for his Devinyl Splits Performances in New York City, Philadelphia and Boston. 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.
All three shows feature the five members of Devine's Devinyl Splits series announced so far: Matthew Caws (of Nada Surf), Meredith Graves (of Perfect Pussy), Brianna Collins & Ben Walsh (of Tigers Jaw), Cymbals Eat Guitars, and Mike Kinsella (of Owen, American Football & Owls).
A food drive for local food banks in each city will be held alongside each show. Tickets for all three dates are available now.
December 11th, 2015 - Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House
w/ Laura Stevenson
December 12th, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA - The TLA
w/ Jesse Lacey (of Brand New)
December 13th, 2015 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
w/ Brian Sella (of The Front Bottoms)
Devinyl Splits No. 4 is available digitally and on vinyl via Bad Timing Records. Tickets for the Devinyl Splits Performances are available HERE. Devinyl Splits No. 1, 2, and 3, are now available via Bad Timing Records.