Kevin Devine has just announced Devinyl Splits Vol. 2, the second run of his Devinyl Split Series, with six splits with different artists set to be released throughout 2018. The first two splits in the series have been announced, the first with Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers, and the second with Petal. Devinyl Splits. No. 7, Devine's split with Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers, is set to be released on March 30th on Bad Timing Records. Devinyl Splits No. 8 with Petal will follow. The new song from Craig Finn, as well as pre-orders for that split and for the series subscription, will be live tomorrow at 2 PM EST!
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. Partners for the splits will be announced soon. In the meantime fans can look forward to another round of thoughtfully-selected themes and exciting pairings with artists who Devine has toured with, admires, and who push the envelope lyrically and musically.