Kevin Devine streams track ‘Gießen,’ from the split with Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy

By on May 13, 2015
Kevin Devine

Kevin Devine has released “Gießen,” a heartbreakingly honest song written for old friend and Goddamn Band member Mike Skinner, who passed away in 2014. “Gießen” is streaming now via Village Voice. The song comes off of Devinyl Splits No. 2, coming to Bad Timing Records on May 26th. The beautifully open “Gießen” is Kevin Devine’s answer to Meredith Graves’ personal “Took The Ghost To The Movies” that streamed on Spin earlier this month.
Stream “Gießen” now via Village Voice.
In touching tribute to a lost friend, Kevin walks through corners of his memory, finding wry humor & hearbreak in loving remembrance.
“I wasn’t scared of death until it took my friend
I wasn’t ready, we’d been planning
‘Let’s make music, we both miss it and it’s been too long’

And so the best I can do is write you a song on the guitar you gave me
And try to make sense of the hole in the ground that swallowed our future history…”
A memorial trust for Mike Skinner’s son can be found HERE.

 

Devinyl Splits No. 2 comes out May 26th, 2015 via Bad Timing Records. Pre-orders are available on vinyl and digitally.

 

Devinyl Splits No. 2 Tracklist:

1. Meredith Graves – Took The Ghost To The Movies
2. Kevin Devine – Gießen
 

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 second split with Meredith Graves is available for pre-order 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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Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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