Kevin Morby‘s made quite a name for himself with Woods and the Babies, but the last year has really seen him step into a world of his own. He released Harlem River, which received rave reviews, then put on a killer set here at the Mohawk in Austin. And, he’s back again, this time agreeing to a fresh new single with Suicide Squeeze Records; it’s set to be released on August 5th. There’s an intimacy to his performance on this track, with careful guitar work and a solemnity in his voice; you can even here a bit of imperfection in pieces, which is a nice nod. Enjoy listening to this one.
Usually when everyone lauds a new tune, it’s either because it’s incredible or because there’s tons of unnecessary hype. In the case of this new piece from Kevin Morby, who spends a lot of time in Woods and The Babies, it’s mostly the former. The tune is sprawled carefully across Morby’s vocals, moving quiet slowly, with ornate little touches of detail added in all the right places. I’m reminded a bit of The Clientele, especially when you get to the 2.5 minute mark…that’s not a bad thing in my mind. You can grab his new record, Harlem River, on November 26th via Woodsist.
Kevin Morby is a musician we’ve all become familiar with as the leading man of indie band The Babies, and as a member of fellow indie group Woods. Well Morby has decided to go out on his own this year and deliver his very first solo LP later this fall. The initial taste of these solo jams can be found below in the form of new track “Miles, Miles, Miles”. I find it a grooving number that’s equal parts breezy and catchy all at the same time.
New album Harlem River will be available November 23rd via Woodsist Records.