intended nor calculated side project of singer-songwriter Kevin
Devine and Andy Hull of indie rock band Manchester Orchestra.
With no agenda or expectations, what was birthed just one week
later was Bad Books, a fully realized album encompassing five
compositions each from both Devine and Hull, with the members
of Manchester Orchestra filling out the sound and the band.
In contrast to previous outputs from the two parties, Bad Books
cradles a much more noticeable pop aesthetic and energy than
either artist has ever showcased before, meshing elements of Elliot
Smith and Simon & Garfunkel with Brand New and Silversun
Pickups. With press surrounding the band buzzing for the better
part of the year, the rabid fan base of both artists have been
clamoring for this album. Bad Books run of high profile dates
starting in NYC around the CMJ Festival will kick start this band s
time in the spotlight and exposure on par with prior Manchester
Orchestra coverage: performances on the top late night talk shows,
a cover story in Alternative Press, features on AOL Spinner and
more. Expect this album to sell through the rest of the next year as
both bands continue performing!