Razor & Tie has announced the signing of Brooklyn based singer-songwriter Kevin Devine. His new full length album, Between the Concrete & Clouds, will be released September 13, 2011 via Razor & Tie / Favorite Gentlemen. Devine will head out this fall on a headlining tour with The Features as direct support on its first leg. The tour will kick off on September 6th in Pittsburgh, PA at Club AE and make stops nationwide, concluding in Upland, CA at The Wire. (Dates below, 2nd half forthcoming). Stream or download the title track.
Between The Concrete & Clouds is a record full of firsts for Devine, both sonically and technically. Perhaps best known for his solo acoustic songs, this is the first record he’s made that is fully backed by a band. After settling back home in Brooklyn after being on tour for most of 2009 and ’10, Devine spent time in his rehearsal space playing around with ideas on his own.
Produced by Chris Bracco and mixed by Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith, Dr. Dog), Between the Concrete & Clouds was recorded in 10 days over a span of a month. The 10 track album features musicians Brian Bonz (keyboard), Chris Bracco (bass, keyboard), Mike Fadem (drums, percussion), Russell Smith (electric guitar), and Mike Strandberg (guitar, mandolin). This is the first recording Devine’s done with his version of this band, and it had an inspired impact on the final product.
“The combination of Chris and Rob on this record kind of marries the best aspects of everything I’ve tried to do over the past ten years,” Devine said. “I tried to explore a bit musically and make an album that still has a lot to chew on, but serves it with a scoop of ice cream,” he said. “I took the lyrical density of what I typically write – which are not-simple stories about not-simple people, or what I feel life is most accurately like – but give them more of a traditional pop structure.”
Sept 6 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club AE
Sept 7 – Akron, OH – Musica
Sept 8 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
Sept 9 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Sept 10 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
Sept 11 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
Sept 13 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Sept 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Sept 16 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon Lounge
Sept 17 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
Sept 19 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
Sept 20 – Upland, CA – The Wire
For more information visit www.kevindevine.net