The Acacia Strain’s Devin Shidaker is the Cuddliest Waifu as a Body Pillow Case


Have you ever wanted to cuddle up next to a deathcore guitarist, yet you’re cursed with the social skills of a newly skunked basset hound? Then boy do the folks at The Acacia Strain have just the thing for your sorry ass. Taking a page out of every weeaboo’s favorite merchandise catalogs, the Massachusetts-based outfit is now offering full-sized body pillows of their guitarist Devin Shidaker.

Yes, that’s a real item. It’s listed on their site for $36 dollars right now under the title “Devin-kun Dakimakura” (or デヴィンくん 抱き枕 as Google Translate thinks it’s supposed to be written in Japanese). Coming in at 54″ x 20″, it’s probably not to scale. But as long as you have a body pillow that fits, you can take this pillow case and …really do whatever you want… with an illustration of the man himself.

If this sort of thing is exactly what you need to fill that empty void in your chest cavity, then by all means you should grab one for yourself. Just do it soon because the band is only going to be selling these until August 13.

Yet if you’d rather see Shidaker in the flesh, you can always catch him and the rest of The Acacia Strain at one of their upcoming shows, the full list of which you can check out below.

The Acacia Strain tour dates

w/ Lamb of God
Thu Aug 10 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont [Tickets]
Mon Aug 14 – St. Louis, MO – The Factory [Tickets]
Fri Aug 18 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater [Tickets]
Mon Aug 21 – Oklahoma City, OK – Criterion [Tickets]
Fri Aug 25 – Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort [Tickets]
Sun Aug 27 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium [Tickets]
Wed Aug 30 – Flagstaff, AZ – Pepsi Ampitheater [Tickets]

w/ Escuela Grind

August 11 – Mechanicsburg, PA – Lofedraft’s [Tickets]
August 13 – Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome [Tickets]
August 15 – Springfield, MO – The Riff [Tickets]
August 16 – Memphis, TN – Growlers [Tickets]
August 17 – Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s Live [Tickets]
August 19 – San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box [Tickets]

w/ Mugshot & No Cure

8/23 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep [Tickets]

w/ Momentum, Mugshot & No Cure

8/26 Fresno, CA – Fulton 55 [Tickets]
8/28 Bakersfield, CA – 1933 [Tickets]
8/29 Yuma, AZ – at Red Moon Ale House [Tickets]

w/ Judiciary, Mugshot & No Cure

9/1 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse [Tickets]
9/2 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe [Tickets]

w/ Lorna Shore & I AM

9/3 Wichita, KS – TempleLive [Tickets]
9/5 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall [Tickets]
9/6 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal [Tickets]
9/7 Greenville, SC – The Foundry at Judson Mill [Tickets]

w/ Foreign Hands, Mugshot & No Cure

9/9 Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street [Tickets]
9/10 Atlantic City, NJ – Anchor Rock Club [Tickets]

w/ Dying Wish & Volatile Ways

9/21 Brisbane, AUS – The Zoo [Tickets]
9/22 Newcastle, AUS – Hamilton Station Hotel [Tickets]
9/23 Sydney, AUS – Crowbar [Tickets]
9/24 Penrith, AUS – Tattersalls Hotel [Tickets]
9/26 Canberra, AUS – UC Hub [Tickets]
9/27 Melbourne, AUS – Stay Gold [Tickets]
9/28 Geelong, AUS – Barwon Club Hotel [Tickets]
9/29 Adelaide, AUS – Enigma Bar [Tickets]
9/30 Perth, AUS – Amplifier Bar (no Volatile Ways) [Tickets]

w/ Dying Fetus, Despised Icon, Creeping Death & Tactosa

10/17 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts [Tickets]
10/18 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre [Tickets]
10/19 Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl [Tickets]
10/20 Richmond, VA – Canal Club [Tickets]
10/21 Greensboro, NC – Hangar 1819 [Tickets]
10/22 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade [Tickets]
10/24 Orlando, FL – The Beacham [Tickets]
10/26 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live [Tickets]
10/28 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live [Tickets]
10/30 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater [Tickets]
10/31 Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee [Tickets]
11/1 San Diego, CA – House of Blues [Tickets]
11/2 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco [Tickets]
11/3 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst [Tickets]
11/4 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades [Tickets]
11/5 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory [Tickets]
11/7 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot [Tickets]
11/9 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall [Tickets]
11/10 Lawrence, KS – The Granada [Tickets]
11/11 Minneapolis, MN – The Lyric at Skyway [Tickets]
11/12 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall [Tickets]
11/13 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall [Tickets]
11/14 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues [Tickets]
11/15 Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall [Tickets]
11/17 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw [Tickets]
11/18 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live [Tickets]

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