Bad Books, set for release October 9th. The band, a collaboration between Kevin Devine and members of Manchester Orchestra, will take their new material on the road this October (tour dates below). Fans of the Bad Books can hear an early preview of the forthcoming album in "Forest Whitaker," the first song off the new record. Download/Stream "Forest Whitaker" at RollingStone.com.
II was recorded at Favorite Gentlemen Studios in Atlanta, GA and was produced by Devine, Manchester Orchestra's lead singer Andy Hull, and Bad Books/Manchester Orchestra guitarist Robert McDowell. Rob Schnapf, well known for his work on Elliott Smith's seminal recordings XO and Either/Or, leant his talent to mixing the album. II expands upon the bands well received self-titled debut, which won praise for the unique "union of opposites" in Hull and Devine's songwriting explored on NPR's All Things Considered. Alternative Press were impressed with the dynamic too, writing that "the thing both Hull and Devine are famous for is the ability to write great songs," going on to say that "when the two styles meet, it's especially rewarding."
This October Bad Books will tour the across the south and west coast in support of the new album. Fans can participate in a ticket pre-sale at badbooksmusic.com with the option to purchase a bundle that guarantees them a copy of the limited edition red vinyl pressing of II and a digital download of the full album on release day, October 9th.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
10/06 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
10/07 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
10/09 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill
10/10 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
10/11 - San Diego, CA - The Irenic
10/12 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
10/14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/16 - New Orleans, LA - Parish @ House of Blues
10/17 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
10/18 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
10/19 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Hell Stage