Seminal indie rockers Brand New returned in style last month, secretly dropping their long awaited fifth album, Science Fiction, and securing the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 in the process. The band will embark on a month-long run of U.S. shows beginning in October, and they'll enlist fellow indie rocker Kevin Devine to play guitar and sing harmonies on tour "for the foreseeable future".
Devine, who's carved an impressive resume with Miracle 86 and on his own, will "quiet down" his solo work as he tours with Brand New across the globe. The 37-year-old took to Facebook to share his plans with fans.
"I’ve been playing music with & around Brand New in various ways for basically our entire careers; I love & am proud of them, think they’ve made a(nother) dynamic, special record, and take seriously the opportunity to perform as a part of their band, to help execute their vision & hopefully augment their already plenty-formidable stature," Devine states in the post. "(It's also really fun)".
The Brooklyn-born Devine recently released his ninth studio record, Instigator, through Brand New's own Procrastinate! Music Traitors label. He first linked up with Brand New as their opening act on a 2004 tour and gained more exposure through Brand New's 2007 co-headlining tour with Manchester Orchestra.