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Kevin Devine’s “She Stayed As Steam” EP Released Today

Kevin Devine’s Brother’s Blood has been touted as his best work to date and now several tracks from those same revered sessions are being unveiled for the first time on She Stayed As Steam. The EP is available digitally today on Favorite Gentlemen and on vinyl courtesy of These Are Not Records. The four-song EP culls together two previously unreleased songs, title track “She Stayed As Steam,” and “Big, Bad Man” alongside remixes of “Hand of God” (“Breathe, Breathe Deep”) and “Another Bag of Bones.” The vinyl version is presented on translucent coke bottle green and includes two live acoustic European radio performances, “Ballgame” and the Leonard Cohen cover, “Chelsea Hotel No. 2,” not found on the digital release.

Both “She Stayed As Steam” and “Big, Bad Man” easily hold their own with their Brother’s Blood relatives and paired with the remixes, result in another accomplished release in Devine’s prolific catalog. The EP opens with the title track as Devine’s gentle voice and lightly strummed guitar is joined by stomping percussion and slowly builds to a frenzied catharsis. “Big, Bad Man” shows off Devine’s musical range with its countrified rock and twang. Devine’s bassist Chris Bracco transformed LP track “Hand of God,” injecting it with a dance beat and a flourish of synths.

The EP is now streaming in its entirety at Favoritegentlemen.com with the title track is available for free download. Both the EP and 12” can be purchased at the same site.

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Kevin Devine set to perform at Coachella, mini acoustic tour and Bamboozle festival

Brooklyn songsmith Kevin Devine is hitting the festival circuit this spring and his first stop will be his Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival debut on Sunday, April 18. Following, Devine will head east for The Bamboozle, joining the likes of Weezer, MGMT, OK Go and dozens more, to close out the two-day festival on May 2 in East Rutherford, N.J.

Devine has been on a incessant year-long tour since the release of last year’s acclaimed LP, Brother’s Blood (Favorite Gentlemen), and is currently touring throughout Australia with friends Brand New. Upon his return, he will play a series of acoustic shows in cities dotting the map en route to Coachella, including several towns he’s never played before.

Once Devine makes his way west to his final destination of Coachella, he will reunite with his five-piece band, The Goddamn Band, for what’s bound to be a rollicking desert performance.

Want to catch him on tour? Check out the dates below to see when he’ll be playing near you.

KEVIN DEVINE ON TOUR

April 6 – Howell, Mich. @ Howell Opera House

April 7 – Kalamazoo, Mich. @ The Strutt

April 8 – Bloomington, Ind. @ The Bishop

April 9 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Firebird

April 10 – Little Rock, Ark. @ Juanita’s

April 11 – Norman, Okla. @ University of Oklahoma

April 13 – Denton, Texas @ Dan’s Silver Leaf

April 15 – Flagstaff, Ariz. @ The White Dove

April 18 – Indio, Calif. @ Coachella Music & Arts Festival

May 2 – East Rutherford, N.J. @ The Bamboozle @ Meadowland Sports Complex

Silversun Pickups and Kevin Devine Smile Pretty For Spin

While at Lollapalooza earlier this month, Silversun Pickups and Kevin Devine were snapped by the friendly folks at Spin. We love the results below.

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Kevin Devine Covers the Smiths

Amidst the Lollapalooza festivities, Kevin Devine dropped by our friends at SPIN to perform this acoustic cover of the Smiths’ “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out,” as well as “I Could Be With Anyone” from his acclaimed Brother’s Blood LP. Watch and enjoy – it’s enough to make even Morrissey smile.

Kevin Devine Premieres “I Could Be With Anyone” Video on AOL Spinner

Ladies and gentlemen, we present you with “I Could Be With Anyone,” the first music video from Kevin Devine’s latest LP, Brother’s Blood, which premiered today on AOL Spinner. So come join Kevin and a myriad of couples on the couch for a little morning love session — all races, creeds, and orientations are welcome.

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Kevin Devine Gets Intimate For Paste

Kevin Devine recently treated the good folks at Paste Magazine to an intimate set of solo acoustic performances, and in case you missed it, you can watch the whole set of Brother’s Blood cuts at Paste.com.

Here’s “All of Everything’s Erased,” along with austere performances of, “I Could Be With Anyone,” “Tomorrow’s Just Too Late,” and “Another Bag of Bones.”

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Kevin Devine at Paste

Kevin Devine Breaking Hearts Across The U.S. of A.

Kevin Devine and his Goddamn Band is breaking hearts but hopefully not strings, as he’s making his way across our fine land. Brother’s Blood, his fifth and highly touted LP is out now, compliments of Favorite Gentlemen.

And here’s a taste from Paste: “he’s such a canny writer and careful observer of human nature that his morose ruminations take on the aura of poetry.”

Check out Myspace.com/KevinDevine to see when he’ll be near you. If in LA, come check him out at the Troubadour on Sunday, May 17.