Episode 024: Kevin Devine

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This week, I’m joined by Kevin Devine, an indie-rock singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, New York. Since the early 2000s, Devine has been making some of the most forward-thinking (and thoughtful) songs in the folk rock genre, drawing on political unrest and personal heartache alike to create songs that are often beautiful but never boring. He’s also a member of indie-rock super group Bad Books, featuring Manchester Orchestra; together, the band has released two albums: 2010’s self-titled effort and 2012’s II. Last year, thanks to a fervent grassroots fanbase, Devine funded two albums via Kickstarter: Bubblegum—the loud one, produced by Brand New’s Jesse Lacey—and Bulldozer, a quieter affair helmed by Rob Schnapf. I caught up with Kevin to chat about crowdfunding, how collaboration has affected his songwriting, why idol worship never really leaves you, and much more. Enjoy!

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Links:
Kevin Devine’s Website | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr
Buy Bubblegum and Bulldozer on iTunes
She Can See Me 7″ via Bad Timing Records
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