A week ago I wrote about a show I went to at South Paw in Brooklyn. There, Kevin Devine played an acoustic set. He played songs from hew new C.D. (due to hit stores in May) as well as some older songs. At times it was just him, at times Margaret White joined him, and for a few songs, a woman (whose name escapes me) sang back-up. I absolutely love his music. He’s even better live. And quite honestly, I’m curious to hear what others will have to say.
Today, I want to share a few of his songs with you. As mentioned earlier, the C.D. I’m pulling them from isn’t out until May, so you can all feel special that you’re hearing it before everyone else. And though this first one isn’t my absolute favorite (maybe second) off of the new C.D. it has single written all over it.
Without further ado, I give you a taste of Kevin (Mac users: “Control click/Download Linked File As” to download. PC users, I can’t help you. But maybe someone else can.)
And for those of you who want something political here is another one. And that one is probably my favorite. But maybe that’s because of the live performance.
I really hope I don’t get arrested for this. And let’s hope my bandwidth can handle it as well.
(P.S. I will be removing these end of the day tomorrow.)
the hell? Do you all hate him? are you not able to download? Do you think I’m insane? Do you not want to break the law? What gives, yo? :]
Whack work pc won’t do the deed, yo.
Ah well. It’s O.K. Thanks for trying, girl27. :] Maybe later.
That song (the first link), it rocks.
Am currently in PC purgatory and can not figure out how to keep the song here for future need, but it does rock. I feel like I can go on with my day now with a totally different mindset. All that stuff about bricks getting laid and going up and down and everything… i am unofficially dedicating this song to Detroit (maybe I’ll clear that with Kevin someday).
Gina, Kevin would be honored, I am sure. As long as his record label gives him the O.K. He’s all independent and shit, so I’m sure he’d be totally down.
You know, you really should come visit soon. You can see him live for yourself. And he’s super nice, too. That’s a good thing. :]
Have you gone to his website? I like the Polaroid format and the catchy guitar tunes.
I was just checking out tour dates… all Northeast. Not to worry, I can always think of some excuse to make the trek to New York. Soon, I will look up events and find some random thing that will specify date & time that we MUST be in NYC for. I’ll let you know what and when when we do.
I had. And I just realized that the link above did not work. I fixed that. Yeah, gina, I like it quite a bit.
Great songs! The second one rocks!
Me likey. Reminds me of the Femmes a bit. Love the guitar sound.