By Alex Mayfield
If you don’t know Kevin Devine (which you probably don’t), a good enough reason to check him out is because he is such good friends with the guys from Brand New and Manchester Orchestra. Now I know that just because you are a friend of two fantastic bands doesn’t make you good. However, if you do not listen to Mr. Devine then you are missing out on a real treat. The reason his music works is that it is simple and easy to listen to. His voice is hypnotic, pleasant and for some reason you don’t want to stop listening. He is compelling off stage and on and is simply an entertaining individual. If you want some music to check out you have plenty of options. He has a total of five studio albums, three live albums, and five EPs. There is plenty of Kevin Devine to go around. I highly recommend checking out all of his albums, specifically Brother’s Blood because it is really well crafted and one of my favorite albums of 2009. You should probably try to see him live with his “Goddamn Band” (that is their actual title). Why would you want to pass them up? You wouldn’t. Kevin Devine is a must have for your iTunes library. Trust me, you will not regret it.
Album to download: Brother’s Blood (2009)
Songs to Download: “Fever Moon”, “Brooklyn Boy”, “I Could Be With Anyone”, “Cotton Crush”