Kevin Devine fans know his live shows are a pretty sacred thing. KD is a unique musician in that he offers two extremes when it comes to his live performances: You can watch him play at a church alone with an acoustic guitar one month, then two months later catch him opening a big club show in full force with The Goddamn Band.
Because of this variance, Kevin's songs tend to take on a new life as they're allowed to live and breathe throughout years of touring. That's why Matter of Time should be such a treasured part of the KevDev canon; it's an album recorded live in a Brooklyn studio, consisting of 15 songs, and, in the context of his great discography, it can feel criminally overlooked. It was recorded in 2012 following nearly two years of heavy touring with the same members of The Goddamn Band, and Kevin wanted to document the band as it sounded then: "Sharp, expansive, in charge of the songs instead of vice versa, and prone to bursts of exciting improvisation." (This comes from an essay KD wrote about the release, which you can find housed in its 2xLP jacket.)
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. This is a double LP housed in a gatefold jacket with some pretty crazy variants (check those out below) and all copies come with an immediate download of the remastered album. This is a pre-order and these will begin shipping in the second week of October.
200 - Silver / Orange / Black Swirl (A/B) & Blue w/ White Splatter (C/D)
300 - Half Black / Half Silver w/ Black & Silver Splatter (A/B) and Blue w/ White Splatter (C/D)
500 - Orange w/ Black and Silver Splatter (A/B) & Blue w/ White Splatter (C/D)