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Kevin Devine shares “No History”

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Kevin Devine recently announced that he’d release his ninth album Instigator this year on Procrastinate! Music Traitors (the label run by members of Brand New). It features new versions of “Magic Magnet” from his split with Cymbals Eat Guitars and “No One Says You Have To” from his split with Owen, plus “I Was Alive Back Then” which you may remember from recent live shows. The official lead single from the album is “No History” which just came out. It’s a mid-tempo indie rocker with some very sad themes (the press release calls it “a string of personal vignettes centered on the September 11, 2001 attacks”), but it makes time for a crunchy cathartic chorus and a fuzz-rock guitar solo too. Listen (via Stereogum):

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The album was produced by the great John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, etc) and it comes out in the fall (exact release date TBA). Pre-orders will be available soon.

As mentioned, Kevin is also touring, including a run with Pinegrove and Petal, which hits NYC on December 8 at Irving Plaza. Some dates also have Julien Baker, but she isn’t billed for that one (she plays her own NYC show in September though). All dates are listed below.

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Tracklist:
01 “No Why”
02 “Instigator”
03 “Magic Magnet”
04 “Freddie Gray Blues”
05 “No History”
06 “Daydrunk”
07 “Both Ways”
08 “No One Says You Have To”
09 “Guard Your Gates”
10 “Before You’re Here”
11 “I Was Alive Back Then”

Kevin Devine — 2016 Tour Dates
09/03 – Philadelphia, PA – Made In America
10/03 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s^
10/04 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway^
10/05 – Norman, OK – Opolis^
10/07 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/08 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon^
11/01 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage#
11/02 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater#
11/03 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground*
11/04 – Orlando, FL – The Social*
11/05 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum*
11/06 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade*
11/08 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall*
11/09 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N Grill*
11/11 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge#
11/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram#
11/13 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s#
11/15 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios#
11/16 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey#
11/18 – Salt Lake City, UT – Billboard Live#
11/19 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater#
11/20 – Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck#
11/22 – Nashville, TN – Basement East#
12/01 – Detroit, MI – Loving Touch#
12/02 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge#
12/03 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon#
12/04 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry#
12/06 – Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups#
12/07 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo#
12/08 – New York City, NY – Irving Plaza#
12/09 – New Haven, CT – The Ballroom At The Outer Space#
12/10 – Boston, MA – Royale#
12/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer#

^ = Solo Show
* = w/ Julien Baker, Pinegrove & Petal
# = w/ Pinegrove & Petal

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