Fifteen Years is a career-spanning look back at one of the most important indie rock bands of our time. Its 15 songs (tracklisting below) are pulled from every single release of the band's career, freshly recorded in a new light. Frontman Ace Enders engineered, mixed and mastered the album, which sees the group stripping down these tracks and presenting them in an acoustic format.
A new band featuring vocalist Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail and multiple members of Finch. The group’s first release will be a two-song self-titled 7”, and will be released digitally in November 2016 with a follow-up vinyl release in January 2017. Speak The Truth will tour and release more music in the new year. Senses Fail most recently released its sixth studio album, Pull The Thorns From Your Heart, in 2015, while Finch released released its third studio album, Back To Oblivion, in 2014, following a lengthy global tour supporting the 10-year anniversary of their seminal release, What It Is To Burn. The band also released a career-spanning acoustic album, Steel, Wood and Whiskey, in 2015.
Due out March 25, Devinyl Splits No. 6 is a 7" split featuring Jesse Lacey and Kevin Devine. This split features covers of R.E.M. on each side. They are both fantastic.
Nobody Likes A Quitter was produced and co-written by Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull and Robert McDowell, and proves to be a more nuanced and restrained affair than the aggression of 2011's The Season and Movement — but trust us when we say it’s no less vulnerable or emotionally exhausting.
Before both bands go off and take over the entire world, Atlanta’s Microwave and Buffalo’s Head North will release a split 12’’ via SideOneDummy and Bad Timing Records on October 9.
The Way This Ends, the brand-new EP from Chicago's Bonfires. This is the band's last release with their current vocalist, Zech Pluister.
We made CDs for Bonfires that hold BOTH of their first two EPs -- Nothing To Hold / Something To Keep and We All Talk About Dying Like We've Done It Before.
These CDs are available from the band on tour and also in our webstore.
ROMP's debut LP, Departure From Venus, is very good, and it's due out March 4.
ROMP is tight. If you listen to the first single "Last Year," you'll find yourself in the middle of a kinda punk-y, kinda poppy track where vocalist Madison Klarer injects stark lyricism over driving, guitar-led musicianship. We think it might be called angry pop, or maybe it's called punk-pop, or something like that, but whatever it's called, we think this New Jersey band is awesome, and Departure From Venus is just the first step in them figuring out their sound.
For me, Every Famous Last Word is “the” Miracle of 86 record. It marked a crazy fertile growth spurt, in confidence, performance, arrangement, intention. Pretty much all of my peak Miracle memories are framed by the experience of writing/rehearsing/demoing/recording/performing this music (summer 2001 - summer 2003) - our first significant US & European touring, first New York headlining shows of consequence, first SXSW, first US/international press support, and a bunch of really fun/blurry shows with some pretty serious indie/punk/emo luminaries.
We were kids, relatively speaking - I was 21 when I first showed Chris & Mike what would become the bulk of the record. We added Skinner in October 2001, and his enthusiasm, intelligence, experience & vision kicked us in the ass & made us a much more serious & formidable (if volatile & unpredictable) outfit. This was first time I remember stepping back & writing lyrics/melodies to songs borne of jamming as a band, and those songs became our best, more urgent, frenetic stuff, including the title track, our finest moment, still one of my favorite things I’ve ever been involved with making. I loved sliding over and being a sideman on “Southern State”, supporting Mike’s development as a songwriter, watching that open up our capacities. And this record brought Chris Bracco into our world; luckily for me, he’s been a producer/bandmate/collaborator ever since.
I could go on, about how I wouldn’t still be doing what I’m doing now (for better & for worse) without this album; how messy & complicated things got for us not long after its release; how silly some of those complications look in the rear view; how thrilling it was doing three shows in 2013 after 9 years apart (an experience that wasn’t without its attendant insanity); and about how brutal and shocking it was to lose Skinner suddenly in September 2014, to know now that those will be our last shows. But that’s all gleaned with the benefit of hindsight, re-contextualizing. It better honors the spirit of Every Famous Last Word, our best record - available now for the first time on vinyl in North America - to let it tell its own story, in its own voice, on its own terms. I hope you enjoy hearing it. - Kevin Devine
Due out December 18, Devinyl Splits No. 5 is a 7" split featuring Owen and Kevin Devine. This split features two brand new original songs. They are both fantastic.
Put Your Ghost to Rest is ten years old this year, and it hasn’t aged one bit. The album was produced by Rob Schnapf and marked the first of several future collaborations to come between the producer and Kevin Devine. While Kevin has many fan favorite songs, Ghost boasts major ones like “Brooklyn Boy” and “Just Stay,” which are still staples of his set ten years later.
Bad Timing has had the incredible pleasure of working with Kevin over the past eighteen months on about 10 different releases, and though we say something similar each time, we mean it when we say that being able to bring Ghost back to life on vinyl is one of the more special moments in this label’s history.
Due out November 13, Devinyl Splits No. 4 is a 7" split featuring Cymbals Eat Guitars and Kevin Devine. This split features two brand new original songs. They are both fantastic.
I, No Longer is Pentimento's second full-length album. It follows their self-titled debut LP, their Inside The Sea 10" and their just-released Stuck Forever 7". It'll be out on October 23, with vinyl shipping on or around that date, and all digital downloads being delivered before that date.
Lydia's This December; It's One More And I'm Free is 10 years old now, and we think we know the perfect way to celebrate the anniversary of this terrific album. We're going to take it out for ice cream and release it on vinyl for the very first time!
This is a 2xLP with a d-side screen print housed in a gatefold jacket.
Due out September 11, Devinyl Splits No. 3 is a 7" split featuring Tigers Jaw, a brilliant band from Pennsylvania who we've loved at Bad Timing for years and years now, and of course, your man Kevin Devine. This split finds each artist covering a shared huge influence on their music: The Cure.
Produced by Jesse Cannon (Man Overboard, Somos), Sorry, Not Sorry has already drawn rave reviews from fans, allowing ROMP to travel as far as New Orleans to win over audiences with their playful, undeniable pop- and punk-flecked sound. It also launched ROMP into a slot opening for fellow New Brunswick band (and personal heroes) Screaming Females in early 2015 — traction that should serve the quartet well as they ready their debut full-length, due out in early-2016 on Bad Timing.
We honestly could not be more excited to announce Stuck Forever, the first new Pentimento release since 2013. This is a two-song 7" single ... the A-side features "Stuck Forever," a single from Pentimento's forthcoming LP due out this fall, and the B-side features "All The While," a B-side from the LP recording sessions that is exclusive to this 7"
With the band’s signing to Bad Timing Records, a nod as one of Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need to Know in 2015, and the release of their new EP, There's A Bigger Picture Here, things are moving faster than Stasi could have ever hoped.
Like so many bands, Sudden Suspension is the result of teenage friends discovering music, picking up instruments, and dreaming of one day turning their passions into something more. Stasi started playing music at age 12, and with his cousin on bass, the duo played sets of cover songs at local festivals, recruiting area guitarists and drummers to round out the sound.
Devinyl Splits is a six-part split 7" series featuring Kevin Devine and friends. We will release one 7" every other month throughout 2015 (February, April, June, August, October, December). Each split will feature one song from Kevin Devine and one song from a partner.
The first split (out February 24) is with Matthew Caws, frontman of the indescribably fantastic band Nada Surf.
Devinyl Splits is a six-part split 7" series featuring Kevin Devine and friends. We will release one 7" every other month or so throughout 2015. Each split will feature one song from Kevin Devine and one song from a partner.
The second split (out May 26) is with Meredith Graves, frontwoman of Perfect Pussy
Movement isn’t a reintroduction or regeneration — it’s a reaffirmation. It's a torrent of spirit at its most raw moments, an unabashed exorcism of the things that keep us awake at night in the pursuit of a life with deserved purpose. Continuing to gravitate toward the unoccupied spaces between indie and rock, All Get Out’s return to the spotlight in a co-release between Favorite Gentlemen Recordings and Bad Timing Records presents an opportunity for listeners to fall in love all over again with one of the most dynamic groups in this genre.
We're releasing, for the first time on vinyl, Old Gray's 2011 demo release. This one-sided 12" with a screen-printed B-side (photo mock-up to your left) is a split release with Cam Boucher's new label, Flower Girl Records!
The release date is June 30. Vinyl will be shipping slightly after that date. All vinyl purchases come with a digital download -- if you want only a digital download, find that over at Bandcamp.
We think every Kevin Devine fan should know about this thing, so we've decided to bring it back to life a little bit, in about as awesome of a way as we could think. We've gotten it remastered (it sounds better than ever, you can stream it above) and are pressing it for the very first time on vinyl with all-new artwork.
Bloodlines is a beginning. It's not Head North's first release, but it's their first release on Bad Timing Records and it feels like we're starting something great together.
It's a six-song EP that we've pressed onto one side of a 12" record. The B-side is screen-printed with a silk-screened image. Bloodlines comes out on March 24, 2015.
In 2014, the partnership between Bad Timing Records, Devinyl Records and Favorite Gentlemen Recordings began with the release of a double A-side 7” single for the song "She Can See Me,” which appeared in different versions on both Bulldozer & Bubblegum. This double LP reissue kicks off an exciting year for the three-way partnership. Look out for more exciting things coming soon!
“We sound like we’ve been on tour for three years. We’ve been smoking and driving, and we don’t smell too good,” Nathan Hussey, singer and guitarist, defining the coming of age sound on All Get Out's full-length debut, The Season.
Writing in the moment, truly unfiltered, each verse displays specific moments of disarray the band found themselves in: broken friendships, fights, and empty wallets. In the end The Season is about moving past it all so you can keep on driving.
This is a five-song EP on a 7" record housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket. The deluxe EP also features "Townsend," a previously unreleased song.
Maybe you discovered Knuckle Puck when they put out The Weight That You Buried in 2013, or their split with Neck Deep in February of 2014. Maybe you heard about them pretty recently, when we released their most massive EP yet, While I Stay Secluded, in October 2014. No matter when you hopped on the KP bandwagon, though, it's essential for fans to know about Don't Come Home.
We revisited Mansions' early work with a repressing of New Best Friends in 2014, and now we're ecstatic to bring forth a first-ever vinyl pressing of Dig Up The Dead's acoustic rendition.
We worked with Chris to get this acoustic album remastered for vinyl, and all purchases will come with an immediate digital download of the remastered MP3s.
The She Can See Me 7" comes out on November 11th through Bad Timing Records, but the release is much more than that. It's the first of many in a newly launched partnership between Kevin Devine, Favorite Gentlemen Recordings, and Bad Timing Records.
The 7" features both versions of Devine's "She Can See Me," one of which appeared on Bulldozer and the other on Bubblegum.