Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Morby’

It’s been ages since we’ve posted a round up of some of the new music videos we’ve liked. Here then is a Sunday treat for you…eight of the best.

Kevin Morby’s title track off his forthcoming record, City Music nearly hits the 7-minute mark and challenges what fans may have come to expect from him. The song builds like a slowly accelerating subway train, as does this deeply impressionistic video.

 

During a UK tour early last year, Grand Rapids four-piece Heaters spent a day off in a South London studio to lay down a live album – the result is the band’s excellent and totally debauched addition to the Fuzz Club Session series. This video from the session – a scuzzy rendition of Cap Gun is just under five minutes of lethargic, sun-soaked garage-rock that oozes with a hopeful, lysergic goodness. The reverb-coated vocals float effortlessly over jangling surf rock guitars and a spaced out psychedelic groove, like an utterly cosmic take on Nuggets-era 60s garage.

 

Yungblud, aka 19 year old Dominic Harrison has been surrounded by music all his life. Born and raised in a family in love with music; Harrison’s father was a vintage guitar dealer and his grandfather played with T-Rex in the 70s. Spoon fed music like The Clash, The Beatles, and Bob Dylan since birth – he’s been playing guitar and singing since he can remember. Blending superbly catchy lyrical quips, with explosive pop rock-tinged instrumentation, King Charles is a massively confident, and finely executed first offering.

 

How quickly do you think you could eat 1kg of hummus? Ethan and Skinny from Sail On! Sail On! set to find out if they could get through it in the 2:50 running time of their latest single, Hobart.

 

Following the release of their excellent album You’re Welcome, Wavves have shared a new video for Stupid in Love, a tongue in cheek statement on the state of romance in the 21st century.

 

Los Angeles based Prism Tats (the project of South African transplant Garett van der Spek) has released a new single, the fuzzed-out rocker The Liar and the video is a surprisingly disturbing visual metaphor about the themes of the song.

 

Andy Shauf’s The Party was a concept album of sorts, the story of all the different unsavoury characters that come and go at a small town gathering… full of humour and melancholy, it’s a great record and we have a new video for Early To The Party.

 

Finally, up and coming death-gospel female artist Louise Lemón hails from Sweden and intertwines the dark, windy and cold Scandi ambiance into her music. Having recorded her debut EP Purge in a haunted cabin, the setting is eerie and many light years away from the current pop landscape. The single Appalacherna is airy, dreamy, dusty, nostalgic and melancholic, but the official video, shot in the Californian desert  is… airy, nightmarish, dusty, nostalgic and… mysterious on the verge of disturbing…

 

  1. Justin Townes Earle – Graceland
  2. Hazel English – Love Is Dead
  3. Kevin Morby – Bag Of Rats
  4. Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – Cumberland Gap
  5. Waxahatchee – Silver (Demo)
  6. ShitKid – Alright
  7. Big Thief – Breathe In My Lungs
  8. Trevor Sensor – High Beams
  9. Danny & The Champions Of The World – Swift Street
  10. Mac DeMarco – One More Love Song
  11. David Bazan – The Devil In His Youth  (Protomartyr cover)
  12. Tangerines – 1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Car Seat Headrest – That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore  (Smiths cover)
  2. Royal Blood – Lights Out
  3. Iggy Pop – Asshole Blues
  4. Hurray For The Riff Raff – Be My Baby  (Ronettes cover)
  5. YAWN – Hum
  6. Land Of Talk – Loving (featuring Sharon Van Etten)
  7. Kevin Morby – Aboard My Train
  8. Wavves – Million Enemies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Julien Baker – Good News (Piano Version)
  2. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Hope The High Road
  3. BNQT – Unlikely Force
  4. Bonnie Prince Billy & Nathan Salsburg – Wallin Creek Girls
  5. Kevin Morby – Come To Me Now
  6. Diet Cig – Link In Bio
  7. The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions
  8. Marissa Nadler – Rosemary
  9. W.H. Lung – Nothing Is
  10. Soccer Mommy – Be Seeing You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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