Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Morby’

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Here are our favourite albums of 2016. We have to go against the flow a bit and say up front there is no place for David Bowie. Great though he was, and tragic that he died two days after the release of a good album, for us that was what it was, a good album, but not a great one. And besides he is topping damn near every other list.

30 Adam Torres – Pearls To Swine

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29 BRONCHO – Double Vanity

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28 Communist Daughter – The Cracks That Built The Wall

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27 Cold Pumas – The Hanging Valley

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26 Hooded Fang – Venus On Edge

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25 Jamie T – Trick

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24 The Julie Ruin – Hit Reset

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23 Goat – Requiem

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22 Kevin Morby – Singing Saw

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21 The Cave Singers – Banshee

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20 Conor Oberst – Ruminations

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19 Black Mountain – IV

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18 Pixies – Head Carrier

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17 Big Thief – Masterpiece

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16 Wilco – Shmilco

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15 Velcro Hooks – Velcro Hooks

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14 Terry Malts – Lost At The Party

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13 Terry – Terry HQ

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12 PJ Harvey – Hope Six Demolition Project

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11 Mind Spiders – Prosthesis

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10 Angel Olsen – My Woman

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9 Lucy Dacus – No Burden

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8 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity

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7 Cass McCombs – Mangy Love

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6 Damien Jurado – Vision Of Us On The Land

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5 Dr. Dog – Psychedelic Swamp

 

4 The Felice Brothers – Life In The Dark

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3 Great American Canyon Band – Only You Remain

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2 Parquet Courts – Human Performance

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1 Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Denial

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Check out our favourite 100 tracks of the year here (100-76, 75-51, 50-26, 25-1) and look out tomorrow for the start of our individual lists…

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Part 2 of our rundown of our favourite tracks of the year. Today we have tracks 75 through to 51.

 

75 The Julie Ruin – Mr. So And So

 

74 Beach – Donuts

 

73 exmagician – Job Done

 

72 W.H. Lung – Inspiration

 

71 Wilco – If I Ever Was A Child

 

70 Dune Rats – Bullshit

 

69 Meatbodies – Valley Girl

 

68 Conor Oberst – Gossamer Thin

 

67 Big Thief – Masterpiece

 

66 Elizabeth Cook – Tabitha Tuders’ Mama

 

65 Goat – Union Of Mind And Soul

 

64 Angel Olsen – Shut Up Kiss Me

 

63 Lucy Dacus – Strange Torpedo

 

62 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – People Vultures

 

61 Golden Suits – Is It Wrong

 

60 Cass McCombs – In A Chinese Alley

 

59 Wooden Indian Burial Ground – Spazz Pony

 

58 Kevin Morby – Dorothy

 

57 Las Kellies – Celebrate Life

 

56 Cold Pumas – Severed Estates

 

55 BRONCHO – Fantasy Boys

 

54 Parquet Courts – Berlin Got Blurry

 

53 The Felice Brothers – Triumph ’73

 

52 Gooch Palms – Ask Me Why

 

51  M. Ward – Girl From Conejo Valley

 

Check out tracks 100-76 here.

best of the weekNo less than ten songs for you this week including the return of The Shins, a brilliant new protest song from Kevin Morby as well as new tunes from The Orwells, Futurebirds,  Thee Oh Sees, Horse Thief and a tasty cover from Hinds. We also have our first official seasonal posting – slightly dubiously as it is still October – but it is She & Him so we’ll forgive them…

  1. The Shins – Dead Alive
  2. Kevin Morby – Stranger Things
  3. Hinds – Holograma  (Los Nastys cover)
  4. The Orwells – They Put A Body In The Bayou
  5. Thee Oh Sees – You Will Find It Here
  6. Futurebirds – Only Here For Your Love
  7. Corey Hanson – Replica
  8. Horse Thief – Another Youth
  9. Half Japanese – Attack Of The Giant Leeches
  10. She & Him – Happy Holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As this month’s free CD, Mojo magazine are giving away another one of their excellent cover versions of a classic album – this time Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde is revisited in all its glory.

Mojo DylanAmongst the delights on offer are Steve Gunn taking on Visions of Johanna, Marissa Nadler’s fabulous version of Absolutely Sweet Marie and Night Beats’ tackling Obviously Five Believers. Other artists featured include Ryley Walker, Malcolm Middleton, Jim O’Rourke and Thomas Cohen.

Possibly our favourites though are these two – firstly long standing MM faves Phosphorescent covering I Want You and Kevin Morby’s wonderful version of Temporary Like Achilles.

Listen to both below. Mojo magazine is out now as they say and there is also a limited edition vinyl version to purchase too should you wish – order here.

 

 

Kevin Morby – Destroyer

Posted: April 17, 2016 in Americana, Folk, Indie, Music
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Based on the tracks we’ve heard thus far, Singing Saw by Kevin Morby had gradually become one of most anticipated records of the year.

The album was officially released a couple of days ago on Dead Oceans, and Destroyer is the latest track to be shared from it. A stunning, contemplative waltz that shuffles and sways as Morby poignantly questions what has become of his lover, his mother, his sister and ultimately himself.

Listen.

 

Kevin Morby – Moonshiner

Posted: August 13, 2015 in Americana, Country, Folk, Music
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We were big fans of Kevin Morby’s previous releases Harlem River and Still Life and he has recently signed to Dead Oceans who will release his new long player next year. In the meantime, in support of his autumn touring schedule (UK dates below), they’ve announced a 7″ slated for release this September.

Moonshiner and Bridge To Gaia are two previously unreleased gems, and the former which we have streaming for you, is inspired and influenced by one of Morby’s favourite contemporary books (and ours too) The Sisters Brothers.

Have a listen.

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UK Dates:
Mon. Sept. 7 – Bristol @ The Louisiana
Tue. Sept. 8 – York @ The Fulford Arms
Wed. Sept. 9 – Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club, Games Room
Thu. Sept. 10 – Glasgow @ Broadcast
Fri. Sept. 11 – London @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sat. Sept. 12 – Manchester @ Albert Hall

It has been a good while since we’ve posted a round up of some of the best videos (and songs) that have found their way into our in box. So we’re righting that wrong this weekend with a Sunday collection for your viewing and listening pleasure.

We have the Mynabirds, Dirty Blonde, Vanish Valley, Buffalo Rodeo, The Tarantula Waltz, The Worry Dolls, Phobophobes, Charles Howl, Lonesome Heroes, Ava Marie and Kevin Morby.

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1. Grouper – Call Across Rooms
2. Bass Drum Of Death – For Blood
3. Girlpool – Jane
4. The Hussy – EZ/PZ
5. Kevin Morby – Parade
6. Parquet Courts – This Is Happening Now
7. King Tuff – Headbanger

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MM Shorts 485: Kevin Morby

Posted: December 1, 2013 in Americana, Folk, Indie, Music, Rock
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Kevin Morby (of Woods and Babies fame) released his debut solo album Harlem River last week.

It is a leisurely, ramshackle wander through vintage 60s Greenwich Village territory and amongst the eight personal and affecting folk vignettes is a lovely duet with the wonderful Cate Le Bon on Slow Train.

Have a listen.