Kevin Devine has announced the fourth collaboration in his Devinyl Splits, Vol. 2 series, this time featuring John K. Samson of The Weakerthans.
The series, first started by Devine in 2016, consists of 7” singles each featuring both the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and a collaborator. So far, Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers, David Bazan and Petal have all been announced as collaborators in the second volume.
Pairing up on Devinyl Splits No. 10, Devine and Samson both completed a track for the single. In this edition, Devine tackles “I Wrote It Down For You,” a new original track from the songwriter that serves as the b-side on the release and is not yet available.
Samson’s half of the split, a cover of his partner Christine Fellows’ 2007 track “Saturday Night On Utopia Parkway,” was released today with the announcement. The track is minimal, drastically stripping back the upbeat, piano bounce of Fellows’ version, and replacing it with a simple guitar and a more mellow, almost somber flow.
The full 7” split is set for release on Nov. 30 via Bad Timing Records. It will be available digitally as well as in a limited vinyl run, which can be found here.
Revisit Paste’s 2016 profile on Devine here and our interview with Samson, also from 2016, here. Both artists are currently on tour—check out Samson’s single (and a live performance by Devine from the Paste archives) below and find their individual tour dates further down.
07 – Cleveland, Ohio @ The Grog Shop
09 – Pittsburgh, Penn. @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
10 – Asbury Park, N.J. @ The Stone Pony
11 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ Theatre Of Living Arts
12 – Boston, Mass. @ Paradise Rock Club
14 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Warsaw
15 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
16 – Richmond, Va. @ The Broadberry
17 – Durham, N.C. @ Motorco Music Hall
18 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Mercy Lounge
20 – Orlando, Fla. @ The Social
21 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Stuffing Festival
05 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Rough Trade
16 – London, U.K. @ The Camden Assembly Pub
18 – Berlin, Germany @ Monarch Bar
19 – Ki, Germany @ hansa48
20 – Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
21 – Koln, Germany @ die wohngemeinschaft
23 – Luxemborg, Luxermborg @ De Gudde Wëllen
25 – Ac, Germany @ Musikbunker-Aachen e.V.
26 – Müchen, Germany @ Heppen & Ettilch
15 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ The Goodwill
16 – Morden, Manitoba @ Morden Legion
22 – Bayfield, Ontario @ The Rabbit Hole
23 – Guelph, Ontario @ eBar
25 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Burdock