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Bad Books Announce New Tour Dates

December 13, 2012 The Audio Perv 3

Bad Books are excited to announce new tour dates for 2013 in support of their recently released sophomore album II. A collaboration between Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra, Bad Books drew praise for the latest record with Paste Magazine writing that “on II, Bad Books have proven that they are more than Manchester Orchestra with Kevin Devine or vice versa,” going on to say that they “play off their strengths,” and that “all of us reap the benefit.” Rolling Stone …

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Kevin Devine Returns With Two New 7″ Singles, New LP Out This Fall

May 11, 2011 drainu182 0

Stepping off his side-project run as one half of Bad Books along with Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull, the ever-prolific Kevin Devine is adding the finishing touches to his next solo effort, Between The Concrete And Clouds, due this fall. Meanwhile, two 7” singles are currently available for pre-order. Devine will test-drive his new material on the west coast at residencies in two cities: Los Angeles and Portland. Titled “An Evening With Kevin Devine and Friends,” the shows will …

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Bad Books for $2.99 Today Only, Live Acoustic Stream, Album Out Digitally Tomorrow

October 18, 2010 drainu182 0

Today only (October 18th) Bad Books’ debut album will be available on Amazon for only $2.99! Don’t wait to take advantage of this deal tomorrow because you only have one day to get the album at this special price. Bad Books will be available digitally elsewhere starting this Tuesday, October 19th and physically on November 9th.

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Stream the entire album on the band’s Facebook and MySpace profiles.…

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October 7, 2010 drainu182 0

By now it’s well known how busy Andy Hull and Kevin Devine have been. Between Kevin’s solo career, Manchester Orchestra, and Bad Books, the new project from Manchester Orchestra and Kevin Devine, we still don’t know how these two are able to find the time to sleep!

Well, put on another pot of coffee, Andy Hull & Kevin Devine are announcing a string of December shows. The presale for these shows is Friday, October 8th at 1pm local time. Tickets …

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Favorite Gentlemen Recordings Presents: The Stuffing Wed Nov 24 (Manchester Orchestra, Dead Confederate and more!)

September 14, 2010 drainu182 0

Favorite Gentlemen Recordings, the Atlanta-based record label founded and run by Manchester Orchestra, is proud to announce its 1st annual “The Stuffing”, taking place Wednesday night November 24th throughout the CW Midtown Complex. All three venues, which includes Center Stage, Vinyl, and The Loft, will host 10 artists from the Favorite Gentlemen Community of bands and friends during the evening. Headlining the night will be Manchester Orchestra, performing their final hometown show of 2010. Also on the bill will be …

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A true accident if there ever was one; Bad Books was never an intended nor calculated side project of Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull. Though the two musicians have collaborated and performed together on tour and within the Favorite Gentlemen community of artists for years now, the genesis of Bad Books came from a simple idea to fill space and time off the road by collaborating on a small batch of songs together at the top of the …

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New Manchester Orchestra/Kevin Devine Digital Release

January 28, 2010 drainu182 0

Manchester Orchestra and Kevin Devine released the two-song digital bundle, “I Could Be The Only One” this week. The two songs are Manchester Orchestra covering Kevin Devine’s “I Could Be With Anyone” and Kevin Devine covering Manchester Orchestra’s “The Only One”. You can pick it up on iTunes here. Check out the songs in the widget and make sure to catch Manchester Orchestra on tour (

(photo credit: Brian Manley)