Kevin Devine has posted part one of a four-part video series, in which producer Jesse Lacey (Brand New), the Goddamn Band and Devine himself discuss the process behind creating his new record, Bubblegum. Check out the interview at the bottom!
In addition to the full-band, rock-focused Bubblegum, Devine is simultaneously releasing Bulldozer, a solo-focused record that was produced by Rob Schnapf.
Both records will be officially released in the US this Tuesday, but you can stream them now on Devine's pre-order page here.
Jesse Lacey also provided some more context to the recording process and the interview itself. You can check out a clip from the producer below, and read his whole statement here.
“When we got back together to do this little video interview, I had to leave early, and I found myself disappointed because I could talk for days about recording. And I loved talking about this record especially because it was my first foray into “outside” production, and also because, while recording 'Bubblegum', I realized the work that happens in a studio, figuring out the puzzles that the songs propose, and then committing them, solved, to a recording, is something that is undeniably part of me. I feel hugely fulfilled whenever I finish any record. And whether they know it or not, it is also an integrated part of who Mike Strandberg, Mike Fadem, and Kevin Devine each are as individuals. I was… shocked, honestly, at the consistency with which each of them were able to veer course, or write spontaneously. And there is no understating how creative and proficient each of them are on their instrument. Making the album with them was one of those times you wish had not ended. I hope we can do it again soon.”
Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band will be heading out on tour this fall with Now, Now and Harrison Hudson. You can check out the full list of dates below!
18 – Akron, OH – Musica
19 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
20 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
21 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
23 – Minneapolis, MN – Nether Bar
24 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
25 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
28 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project
29 – Portland, OR – Backspace
30 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
01 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
02 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
03 – Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock
05 – Austin, TX – Stubbs JR.
06 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
07 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald's
08 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack's
09 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory)
10 – Ortland, FL – The Social
11 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
13 – Nashville, TN – High Watt
14 – Charlotte, NC – The Evening Muse
15 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
16 – Richmond, VA – The Camel
17 – Washington, DC – Sixth & I
19 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
20 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
21 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
23 – Hamden, CT – The Space
24 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall