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Stream: A Caustic Acoustic benefit album, feat. members of Andrew Jackson Jihad, Dopamines, Direct Hit!, Devon Kay, more

Chicago punk label Johann’s Face Records has put together an awesome frontman-based compilation entitled “A Caustic Acoustic: A Benefit Compilation For Bucket O’ Blood Books and Records.” The record is, obviously, a benefit compilation for Chicago book and record store Bucket O’ Blood, and features songs by the likes of Sean Bonnette (Andrew Jackson Jihad,) Nick Woods (Direct Hit!, Galactic Cannibal), Jon Lewis (The Dopamines), Devon Kay (DK & The Solutions Direct Hit!, The Fur Coats) Marc Ruvulo (The Fur Coats, Das Kapital), and many others. You can stream or purchase the whole thing here.

Johann’s Face will be quite busy this spring, as they prepare to release the full-length debuts of both The Fur Coats and Devon Kay & The Solutions, as well.



Devon Kay & The Solutions planning new full-length, perform new song acoustically

Pop punk group Devon Kay and the Solutions have premiered a live acoustic version of a new song, titled “Toilet Drunk” in Chicago, IL for the Marc Ruvolo/Bucket of Blood Books and Records benefit show.  According to the band it will appear on the band’s upcoming full-length which they will begin recording soon.

Watch it here.

The band last released their pay-as-you-want EP “Never Punt through Johanns Face Records.  Click on this link to get it.



Devon Kay and the Solutions premiere “Shirt” through “A Caustic Acoustic: A Benefit Comp for Bucket O’ Blood Books and Records”

Pop punk group Devon Kay and the Solutions have premiered an acoustic version of a new song, titled “Shirt”, via a compilation organized by Johann’s Face Records. The compilation, “A Caustic Acoustic: A Benefit Comp for Bucket O’ Blood Books and Records” is, obviously, a benefit compilation for Chicago book and record store Bucket O’ Blood, and features songs by several other punk heavy weights. Order the comp here, and stream Devon Kay and the Solutions’ “Shirt” here.

The band last released their pay-as-you-want EP “Never Punt through Johanns Face Records.  Click on this link to get it.



Free compilation: Artistic Integrity Records – “We’ve Got You Covered, Vol.1”

There’s nothing better than free music for a post-New Years Hump Day, I always say.

Today, we’ve got a free 23-track compilation featuring a bunch of up-and-comers like The Bogarts and Devon Kay & The Solutions covering a wide spectrum of artists, from Hot Water Music and Frank Turner to Kenny Rogers and Dogjaw.

The comp is called “We’ve Got You Covered, Vol.1” and you can download your own copy here thanks to the folks at Artistic Integrity Records.



Video: Devon Kay covers Choke (Direct Hit!) live

Click here to watch Devon Kay of Devon Kay And The Solutions play a song by his other band Direct Hit!

Click here to hear the original version. Devon Kay most recently released a music video for his song W.W.C.D. Give that a watch here.



Devon Kay & The Solutions premiere music video for “W.W.B.C.D.”

Chicago’s high-energy pop-punk act Devon Kay & The Solutions have released a rather awesome music video for their song “W.W.B.C.D.” and you can check it out in all it’s glory right here.

“W.W.B.C.D.” appears on the band’s 2011 EP, “Never Punt” released on Johann’s Face Records and available for pay-what-you-want download on their bandcamp page (recommended).



Devon Kay and the Solutions post video teaser, demo track covering Taylor Swift

Illinois pop-punkers Devon Kay and the Solutions are giving their fans a double dose of releases.  First, the band is releasing a new music video teaser.  To check it out, click right here.

Plus, the band has released a cover of a Taylor Swift (yeah, we know how you feel, but bear with us) song.  The band has recorded a demo for “Speak Now, Mother Fucker”, their cover of Swift’s “Speak Now”.  You can check out that song right here.  And here’s what the band had to say about their admiration for Swift:

“There’s nothing we love more than a hot chick with even hotter tunes. Tay Sway takes the cake, so we wanted to say thanks. Since we couldn’t find her number in the phone book and countless hours of google searching her name proved fruitless, we decided to record a cover of one of our favorite songs. This is our rendition of Taylor Swift’s Ours, from the record Speak Now. 

She wrote this song. This song rules. 

{Taylor, if you hear this, please marry us. – Devon Kay/Campy/Ryan Solava}”

The band last released their pay-as-you-want EP Never Punt through Johanns Face Records.  Click on this link to get it.



Someone broke into Devon Kay and the Solutions’ van, stole $4K worth of stuff

It feels like we’ve been hearing about more and more van break-ins lately, and that sucks. Chicago pop punk act Devon Kay And The Solutions are the latest victims, according to their Facebook post:

Last night, in Logan Sauare, someone broke into our vehicle and stole our bass amp, our guitar amp, our snare, our kick pedal, and our merch. Total damages: about $4,000 after taxes.

List of stolen goods:

Ampeg SVT 3 Pro
Fender Deville 4×10
Pork Pie orange acrylic Snare
Iron Cobra double pedal
ALL OF OUR SHIRTS/Kick Started Prize Packages

Hopefully they find who did it and get their stuff back.

The band most recently released their EP “Never Punt” last summer on Johanns Face Records. Pay what you want for it here and check out the DS review here.



Devon Kay And The Solutions stream their half of split with The Ambulance Review

Chicago pop punk act Devon Kay And The Solutions (fronted by Devon Kay of Direct Hit!) are streaming all three songs from their upcoming split with The Ambulance Review, due out June 9th via Artistic Integrity Records. Stream them right here.

The band most recently released their EP “Never Punt” last summer on Johanns Face Records. Pay what you want for it here and check out the DS review here.



Video: Devon Kay & The Solutions redo Taylor Swift’s “Ours”

A video has popped up of Devon Kay & The Solutions covering Taylor Swift’s “Ours” at a recent show. Give it a watch right here.

Two weeks ago the band (fronted by Devon Kay of Direct Hit!) released an early bonus track from their upcoming split with The Ambulance Review, due out May 5th via Artistic Integrity Records. You can continue to stream it over here on their Bandcamp page.

The band most recently released their EP “Never Punt” last summer on Johanns Face Records. Pay what you want for it here and check out the DS review here.



Devon Kay & The Solutions stream bonus track “Lamentation Of A Projecting Moron” off upcoming split

Chicago’s new pop punk act Devon Kay And The Solutions (fronted by Devon Kay of Direct Hit!) have released an early bonus track from their upcoming split with The Ambulance Review, due out May 5th via Artistic Integrity Records. Stream it over here on their Bandcamp page.

The band most recently released their EP “Never Punt” last summer on Johanns Face Records. Pay what you want for it here and check out the DS review here.



EP Review: Devon Kay & The Solutions – “Never Punt”

“Never Punt” by Devon Kay & The Solutions was released a few months ago and it somehow slipped past my radar. But I’m sure glad I finally found it, because it’s a strong release by a Midwest rough-and-raw pop punk band that deserves a little more attention.

Fans of fellow Midwest band Direct Hit! will be more than pleased, and Devon Kay should also appeal to fans of bands like The Dopamines. Lyrically and vocally, we hear a lot of the shockingly honest emotions and revelations that bear some resemblance to cross-genre bands like Say Anything or Andrew Jackson Jihad. It’s that kind of spilling-your-soul-honesty that doesn’t always seem acceptable to talk about, so hey, why not sing it?

Track by track, my appreciation for the music climbed. The first three songs, “Knibb High Football Rules!”, “W.W.B.C.D.”, and “Go California” are the more familiar style of the aforementioned Direct Hit! or maybe some Screeching Weasel (I’m a sucker for organ-tinged garage punk in track 3). From that point on, there’s a nice departure, starting in the middle of track 4, “Dark Side Of The Supermoon,” when things get spinning into a slightly bluesy but still hard-as-hell rock tune.

It’s hard to describe most of the next tune, “Always Tip Your Therapist.” It’s a solo piano/vocal bit that bears a lot of resemblance to some indie rock groups out there. I guess you could call it a little breather in the album, because within a split second we’re back to something more akin to the speed and thrust of the start of the EP.

Closing up, “Yeah Dude, I Feel Ya” echos the beginning again, but it’s still not boring, and it powers straight through.

Based on my enjoyment of this release, I’m definitely going to keep a closer eye on what Devon Kay & The Solutions are up to in the future.

Quick afterthought: I’ve always enjoyed quirky non-sequitur song titles, and this album was no exception.

(Pay what you want for this EP here)



Free EP Download: Devon Kay and The Solutions: “Never Punt”

Devon Kay & The Solutions, an energetic pop-punk band from Chicago, are giving away their most recent EP, “Never Punt” for free.  Download it on their bandcamp page.

“Never Punt” was released last July on Johann’s Face Records.

Devon Kay have a split coming out soon with The Ambulance Review.



Devon Kay And The Solutions releasing split with The Ambulance Review, post update from studio

Devon Kay and The Solutions recently hit the studio to record three new songs for an upcoming split 7-inch with The Ambulance Review and to prove it they’ve posted a nice little video from the studio.  The record is due out this Spring and in the meantime you can check out their antics and hear a bit of a new song right here.

Devon Kay And The Solutions released their last EP “Never Punt” on July 29th of this year on Johann’s Face Records and you can stream it here.



Free Compilation Download: “Punks in Vegas Holiday vol. 1”

The folks at Punks In Vegas have released their first holiday compilation creatively titled “Punks In Vegas Holiday Vol. 1.” It features 9 stripped down tunes from a handful of punk rock artists. The comp is available on Bandcamp free of charge, but every cent donated will go to the Manilow Music Project, a charity that helps with school music programs.