'CITY MUSIC' IS OUT NOW by Kevin Morby

"City Music" my beautiful baby girl was born into the world last night at Midnight on June 16 2017 at "12 tall and weighing in at 140 grams. Thank you to Harvest Records in Asheville North Carolina for this wonderful picture and to everyone involved in this record. You all mean everything and I do hope you enjoy the music.

–KM

'CITY MUSIC' out June 16 via Dead Oceans by Kevin Morby

I couldn't be happier to announce the release of 'City Music,' my fourth album, out June 16 on Dead Oceans. The record is a collection of ten songs, a Germs cover and a Flannery O'Conor passage read by my friend Meg Baird, inspired by and devoted to my metropolitan experience across America. It is a mix-tape, a fever dream, a love letter dedicated to those cities that I cannot get rid of, to those cities that are all inside of me.

The tracklisting is below, and today, from the road, I'm sharing the first song off the album, 'Come To Me Now.' The organ you’re hearing on this song is an old pump organ from the 1800s, I wish I could remember the brand – but I don’t. This was my favorite part of recording this album, playing this thing and pumping air into it with the foot pedals, it had such a presence from the moment I entered the studio. For the first few days I think I thought it was just there for looks, that there was no way it still worked, but sure enough it did. Above it hung a framed photo of the original owner of the studios property who died sometime ago. Apparently his ghost still occupies the premises. 

As I find myself on this new tour, more US and European dates have been added to the calendar and I can't wait to play the new songs for you and see you all on the road.

Thank you for the support, peace and love,
–KM

CITY MUSIC TRACKLISTING
1. Come To Me Now
2. Crybaby
3. 1234
4. Aboard My Train
5. Dry Your Eyes
6. Flannery
7. City Music
8. Tin Can
9. Caught In My Eye
10. Night Time
11. Pearly Gates
12. Downtown's Lights

TOUR DATES
Wed. March 22 - Cincinnati OH @ The Woodward Theater
Th. March 23 - Pittsburgh PA @ Carnegie Lecture Hall of Oakland
Fri. March 24 - Toronto ON @ Longboat Hall
Sat. March 25 - Montréal QC @ Théâtre Plaza
Sun. March 26 - Burlington VT @ ArtsRiot
Tue. March 28 - Portland ME @ Port City Music Hall
Wed. March 29 - Hamden CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space
Thu. March 30 - Jersey City NJ @ Monty Hall
Fri. March 31 - Jersey City NJ @ Monty Hall
Sat. April 1 - Carlisle PA @ The Trellis at Dickinson College
Sun. April 2 - Baltimore MD @ Creative Alliance
Tue. May 23 - Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
Wed. May 24 - New York NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Fri. May 26 - Philadelphia PA @ Johnny Brenda's
Sat. May 27 - Allston MA @ Boston Calling
Thu. June 1 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
Sat. June 3 - London, UK @ Field Day
Sun. June 4 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Thu. June 8 - Sun. June 11 - Manchester TN @ Bonnaroo
Fri. June 23 - Sun. June 25 - North Adams MA @ Solid Sound Festival
Tue. June 27 - Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
Wed. June 28 - Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
Sun. July 2 - Berlin, DE @ Quasimodo
Mon. July 3 - Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom
Wed. July 5 - Düdingen, DE @ Bad Bonn
Fri. July 7 - Soliera/Modena, IT @ Artivive
Sun. July 9 - Brugge, BE @ Cactusfestival
Tue. July 11 - Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo
Thu. July 13 - Lisbon, PT @ Super Bock Super Rock
Sat. July 15 - Dour, BE @ Dour Festival
Sun. July 16 - Southwold, UK @ Latitude
Fri. July 28 - Newport RI @ Newport Folk Festival

Spring Tour Announce by Kevin Morby

Very excited to announce my first ever co-headline solo tour, and with what better company than the wonderful Waxahatchee and Mary Lattimore and even a show with Julie Byrne.

Special cities special venues.

Just three folks with their guitars and a harp. Hope to see you! 
Poster artwork by the ever incredible Robbie Simon.

03/16/17 Thu Richmond VA Capital Ale House*
03/17/17 Fri Asheville NC The Mothlight*
03/18/17 Sat Charlotte NC Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center*
03/19/17 Sun Birmingham AL Saturn*
03/21/17 Tue Nashville TN Third Man Records*
03/22/17 Wed Cincinnati OH Woodward Theater*
03/23/17 Thu Pittsburgh PA The Warhol at Carnegie Lecture Hall*
03/24/17 Fri Toronto ON Longboat Hall*
03/25/17 Sat Montreal QC Theatre Plaza*
03/26/17 Sun Burlington VT ArtsRiot*
03/28/17 Tue Portland ME Port City Music Hall*
03/29/17 Wed Hamden CT The Ballroom at The Outer Space*
03/30/17 Thu Jersey City NJ Monty Hall*
03/31/17 Fri Jersey City NJ Monty Hall^
04/01/17 Sat Carlisle PA The Trellis at Dickinson College*
04/02/17 Sun Baltimore MD Creative Alliance

*Kevin Morby & Waxahatchee w/ Mary Lattimore
^Kevin Morby & Waxahatchee w/ Julie Byrne

'Beautiful Strangers' & 'No Place To Fall,' in memory of the victims of Orlando and in support of Everytown for Gun Safety by Kevin Morby

You can listen to "Beautiful Strangers" & "No Place To Fall" here:
https://kevinmorby.bandcamp.com/album/beautiful-strangers-b-w-no-place-to-fall

This release is dedicated to and written for all the people I have never met but have only read about. The innocent people who were out living their lives and one day, without warning, had them taken away from them. People who liked to laugh, dance, and love in the way that we all do, but cant anymore. All those names and faces, all those beautiful strangers...

So here are two songs, "Beautiful Strangers" as well as my cover of Townes Van Zandt's "No Place To Fall" that I have been closing my live show with over the past year. Any donation, no matter what size, in purchase of these two songs will go to Everytown for Gun Safety – an organization I have followed for quite some time. I believe in and support them in their efforts to make the world a safer place. So if you wish – you can donate as little or large as you'd like and I do hope you enjoy the songs. Do it for the kids.

Love and peace,
Kevin Morby

ps: a big thank you to Pitchfork for the wonderful write up.

TINY FIRES by Kevin Morby

A few days ago "Tiny Fires" came out. It's a song that I wrote right after finishing Singing Saw in my bedroom in Mt. Washington, Los Angeles, and that I had not released previously.

So glad to have my pals and bandmates Meg and Justin perform on it, too!

Hope you enjoy,
–KM

 

'Singing Saw' is out! by Kevin Morby

Today I bid 'Singing Saw' farewell! Off to the universe she goes - to whoever it is that cares to listen. I hope that if you choose to do so, that you do enjoy it as much as we all did in making it.

You can listen to it on Spotify here: http://sptfy.com/singingsaw

Endless thanks and praise to those who had a hand in and helped before-after-and during. Too many to name but you know who you are and I love you. To anyone reading this hopefully we will play a venue near you very soon - please come say hi.

All hail: Sam Cohen for producing, D. James Goodwin for his studio and incredible talent within mixing and engineering - and to Justin Sullivan - cause if he cant be there - then I don't wanna do it!

Also a big thank you to the kind folks at Pitchfork for the amazing support!

xoxox km

 

'I HAVE BEEN TO THE MOUNTAIN' VIDEO & SINGLE by Kevin Morby

I'm very happy to share with you the first single off of 'Singing Saw.' The video for 'I Have Been to the Mountain'' was directed by my friend Phillip Lopez and stars dancer Nathan Mitchell. Hope you guys enjoy it!

'Singing Saw' is out 4/15 and I'm excited to be playing the below European and US cities soon.

Love,
— KM

Thu. Feb. 25 - Rennes, FR @ La Route du Rock Winter Festival
Wed. Mar 16 - Fri. Mar. 18 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
Thu. May 5 - London, UK @ Oslo Hackney
Fri. May 6 - Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
Sat. May 7 - Brussels, BE @ Atelier 210
Sun. May 8 - Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
Mon. May 9 - Berlin, DE @ Lido
Tue. May 10 - Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhagen Jazzhouse
Wed. May 11 - Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
Thu. May 12 - Lund, SE @ @ Mejeriet
Fri. May 13 - Aarhus, DK @ Radar
Sat. May 14 - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
Thu. June 2 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room * Tickets
Fri. June 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater * Tickets
Sat. June 4 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place * Tickets
Mon. June 6 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios * Tickets
Tue. June 7 - Vancouver, BC @ Media Club * 
Wed. June 8 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern * Tickets
Fri. June 10 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court * Tickets
Sat. June 11 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge * Tickets
Sun. June 12 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room * Tickets
Tue. June 14 0 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry * Tickets
 Wed. June 15 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas * Tickets
Thu. June 16 - Grand Rapids , MI @ Pyramid Scheme * Tickets
Fri. June 17 - Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall * Tickets
Sun. June 19 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott * Tickets
Mon. June 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle * Tickets
Wed. June 22 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC * Tickets
Thu. June 23 - Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel * Tickets
Fri. June 24 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook * Tickets
Sat. June 25 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl * Tickets
Sun. June 26 - Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley Tickets
Tue. June 28 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada Tickets
Wed. June 29 - Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder Tickets
Fri. July 1 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar Tickets
Sat. July 2 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah Tickets
Thu. Aug 4 - Sun. Aug. 8 - Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

* w/ Jaye Bartell

'SINGING SAW' OUT 4/15 ON DEAD OCEANS by Kevin Morby

The time has finally come! I couldn't be more excited to share the news that my next record, Singing Saw, will be out in the world on April 15 on Dead Oceans. You can preorder it now from Dead Oceans, iTunes, Amazon or your local independent record store.

Thank you so much to Pitchfork for the announcement this morning.

This record represents a new chapter for me. Written in Los Angeles and recorded in Woodstock, NY, it has been a beautiful and enriching process all the way, to which many of my talented friends have been a part of. Looking forward for you all to listen!

European pals: I'll be playing the following cities this coming May. Can't wait to play the new tunes live.

Peace,
—KM

EU TOUR DATES:
Thu. May 5 - London, UK @ Oslo Hackney
Fri. May 6 - Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
Sat. May 7 - Brussels, BE @ Atelier 210
Sun. May 8 - Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
Tue. May 10 - Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhagen Jazzhouse
Wed. May 11 - Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
Thu. May 12 - Lund, SE @ @ Mejeriet
Sar. May 14 - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
Mon. May 9 - Berlin, DE @ Lido
Fri. May 13 - Aarhus, DK @ Radar

Primavera 2015 by Kevin Morby

Thank you much to the immense talent over at Pitchfork TV for this lil documentation of me and my band in my favorite city in the whole world, Porto, where I wrote Bridge To Gaia, the B-Side to Moonshiner

Love Portugal. Love Primavera. Obrigado!