Petal & Kevin Devine - Devinyl Splits No. 9 (7'')
Kevin Devine, known as one of the most prolific and consistent singer-songwriters in indie-rock, launched an ambitious project in partnership with Bad Timing Records and his own Devinyl Records in 2015. The goal: Release six split 7'' releases with different partners on each split, effectively curating a whole year's worth of musical output. Devinyl Splits Nos. 1 - 6 were released throughout 2015, featuring Matthew Caws of Nada Surf, Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy, Tigers Jaw, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Owen, and Jesse Lacey of Brand New. The splits were met with great reaction from Devine's devoted fanbase; after a successful run, Devine and Bad Timing Records decied to renew the series for a second go-around with the launch of Devinyl Splits Vol. 2 in 2018. Through 2018 and 2019, Devine released six more splits: This time, the featured partners were Craig Finn, David Bazan, Petal, John K. Samson, Cavetown and The Front Bottoms. This release marks the first time that Devinyl Splits No. 9: Petal x Kevin Devine has been made available for retail outlets. The split features both Petal and Devine covering an artist who influenced them both heavily, the late Tom Petty. Petal covers ''You Got Lucky'' while Devine contributes a rendition of ''Into the Great Wide Open.''