Kevin Devine is wrapping up the first volume of his Devinyl Splits series with two R.E.M. covers. We’ve heard the a-side, Brand New frontman Jesse Lacey’s rendition of “Bad Day,” and now Devine himself has shared his own version of “Imitation Of Life” for the b-side. The series has previously featured songs by Meredith Graves, Tigers Jaw, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and more, and Devine has his eye on David Bazan, Sharon Van Etten, and Hop Along for the next round of splits, which likely won’t arrive until 2018 at the earliest. Listen to Devine’s “Imitation Of Life” below via Mashable.
Devinyl Splits No. 6 is out 3/25 via Bad Timing Records.