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Genre > Rock > Alt & Grunge
BulldozerIncludes Liner Notes By Matt Pinfield & Kevin Devine
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Kevin Devine (Bad Books, Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band), announces the date for the highly anticipated dual release of Bulldozer and Bubblegum.
Earlier this year, Devine launched the Kickstarter campaign to fund the two releases with the goal of creating a solo album with Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck, Guided by Voices) and a full band album with the Goddamn Band produced by rock group Brand New's Jesse Lacey. The result was an overwhelming amount of support from fans, raising more than $114,000 to support the albums and subsequent tours - the 12th largest music project funded through Kickstarter to date.
"I've made six records. In America they've been released on five different labels. It's a pretty unstable industry. What's made it a sustainable and a justifiable career for me has been the audience and their close, passionate connection to the music," said Devine on his choice to use Kickstarter.
The ten songs that comprise Bulldozer, Devine's solo album laced with electric folk-rock and pop ballads, were recorded in L.A. from March to April 2013 and produced by frequent collaborator Schnapf. With Devine on guitar, Schnapf gathered a stellar group of musicians to back him-Russell Pollard and Elijah Thomson (Everest) on drums and bass, respectively; Isobel Campbell (Belle & Sebastian) on backup vocals; and Schnapf himself on guitar, mellotron, and percussion.
The commanding big sound of 'Now: Navigate!' with its chiming guitars and tongue-in-cheek wordplay, is a stampede of power pop, as is the quintessential rock/pop sound of 'Little Bulldozer.' Songs like 'She Can See Me' bring out Devine's punk rock roots.
'From Here' was written in the days after Hurricane Sandy when Devine put things on hold to volunteer around Staten Island, where he partially grew up, and Brooklyn, where he now lives. Primarily, he came to the aid of two close friends who had lost their homes in the hurricane. Devine aided in food and material drives and played in benefit concerts. On 'For Eugene', centered around the death of Eugene Contrubis, one of the many who drowned on Staten Island, Campbell lends her voice to add a moving layer to a song that swells to high emotional peaks.1. Now Navigate
2. Little Bulldozer
3. From Here
4. Couldn’t Be Happier
5. You Brushed
6. The Worm In Every
7. Matter Of Time
8. She Can See ME
9. For Eugene
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Alternative rock first emerged in Britain in the late 70s and early 80s, but it didn’t really hit its stride until the 90s with the arrival of bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and
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