We just posted some Kevin Devine news and here's some news on his Bad Books bandmate -- and Manchester Orchestra frontman -- Andy Hull. Last month, Andy released an album of solo demos from 2006-2007 called Who Is Your Humble? (including a sequel to Manchester Orchestra's classic "Wolves At Night") and today he followed it with an album of solo demos from 2008-2010, Born Of You. Andy writes:
I am very pleased to announce that my new demo album “born of you” is available now! these songs range from 2008-2010 and include a a ton of songs I’ve felt so fondly about but never had the chance to see the light of day. the album is 7 dollars but has the option to pay what you want if you feel so inclined. Like the demo album before, a portion of the proceeds will go to charity helping hungry folks out in this strange time. I hope you enjoy, love you.
About the 2006-2007 demos, Andy had also said "I hope these sad songs can bring y’all some much needed light." As a songwriter, Andy Hull was highly prolific and consistently great during the era of these two demo albums (which were recorded around the time of the first two proper Manchester Orchestra albums, the first two Right Away, Great Captain! albums, and the first Bad Books album), so it should be no surprise that there's a lot of great material on these new albums. They're stripped-back, solo recordings, but otherwise they sound pretty professional and pretty complete for "demos," and we should feel very grateful that he finally unearthed all of this music. Listen below.
And speaking of Right Away, Great Captain!, Andy just released that project's first live album, I Am Not Me (Live In Brooklyn, NY). Listen to that below too.