Check out some acoustic tracks from Kevin Devine, including a Conor Oberst cover

Watch the latest from his new video series, ‘Mamah Borhtwick’ and ‘No One Says You Have To’.

Kevin Devine is currently working his way through a series of acoustic videos, featuring both covers and original tracks. Today, he’s premiering both his Conor Oberst cover, ‘Mamah Borhtwick’, and ‘No One Says You Have To’ – check them out below, first on Dork.

“I’ve played a handful of shows with Conor across our projects through the years, very much spread out, and none since opening for Bright Eyes in Australia in 2011,” says Kevin. “Though I suppose we are distantly friendly, it’s probably safer to count myself amongst his many admirers – at his best and clearest, his intelligence, empathy, commitment, and ability to keep you guessing at how the lyric will resolve itself are really high level. I think this song from his most recent record speaks to those strengths, and sounds to me only like something he’d write, which is, incidentally, the hardest thing to sound like – yourself.”

Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band released their own album, ‘Instigator’ (listen here), last year through Big Scary Monsters – and they’re about the head out on tour to celebrate, starting in Germany then working their way through Europe to the UK.

Catch them at:

16 Underground, Koln, Germany
17 Nochtspeicher, Hamburg, Germany
18 Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, Germany
20 Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany
21 Manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany
22 Chelsea, Vienna, Austria
23 Magnolia, Milan, Italy
24 Eldorado, Zürich, Switzerland
26 Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
27 Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
29 Thekla, Bristol
30 Bodega, Nottingham
31 Deaf Institute, Manchester

01 Stereo, Glasgow
02 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
03 The Dome, London