Like most shows I’ve attended as of late, I was pretty familiar with the acts playing. But, that being said, I hadn’t caught a set from Cate Le Bon in several years, so I was interested in the performance, as I feel that she’s had a small transformation, in both sound and appearance. It didn’t hurt that the openers were both excellent, making it an easy night to enjoy music. Read on for more thoughts and some photos. Read more
|Date||Wednesday, January 29th|
|Tickets||$8 from Mohawk|
If you paid any attention to our year end list from 2013, you probably noticed that Cate Le Bon was on there for her wonderful, Mug Museum. It’s actually one of those albums that grew on me more, even after I raved about it. Plus, when she comes into town, she’ll be coming with Kevin Morby of Woods/Babies, who just released a pretty solid record of his own right at the end of 2013. Both musicians will surely draw a large crowd, but don’t overlook local openers Love Inks, who’ve clearly done just fine with their own recent release, Generation Club. It’s a great bill from start to finish, so be sure to show up early and join in the fun.
Download: Cate Le Bon – I Think I Knew (feat. Perfume Genius) [MP3]
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.