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Harlem River out Nov. 26 on Woodsist Records

VIDEO: Kevin Morby – Harlem River trailer: 

Kevin Morby previously released the songs “Miles, Miles, Miles” and “Slow Train” from his forthcoming debut LP. Now, you can hear a snippet of a new song in an album trailer. The album is currently available for pre-order through Woodsist.

Kevin Morby has also announced additional tour dates with Cate Le Bon (full list below).

About Kevin Morby:

Harlem River marks the solo debut of songwriter Kevin Morby. Known for his work as the singer/guitarist for the Brooklyn band The Babies and bassist for Woods, the Kansas City native and new Los Angeles resident, calls the record “an homage to New York City,” his adopted home for the past five years.

Harlem River features eight interweaving tales of tragedy and misfortune; a series of desperate characters playing out their dramas with the city as backdrop. A departure from some of the signature sounds of his better known projects, Morby’s songs glisten with a haunting intimacy and while he maintains that the songs are stories about other people, it’s hard not to feel a piece of him in each one; a half-imagined, half-painfully personal world of lost love, addiction, violence and prayers for the departed.

The album was recorded in Los Angeles in February and March of ’13 with producer Rob Barbato who recorded The Babies’ second album, Our House On The Hill, and whose guitar and bass work figure prominently on Harlem River. The album also features drummer Justin Sullivan (The Babies) as well as contributions from Will Canzoneri, Tim Presley (White Fence), Dan Lead, and Cate Le Bon.

Tour Dates:

12/03 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop *
12/05 Portland, OR – Doug Fir *
12/06 Seattle, WA – Barboza *
12/07 Boise, ID – Neurolux *
12/09 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court *
12/11 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge *
12/13 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live *
12/14 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg *
01/07 Dallas, TX – Three Links *
01/08 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds *
01/09 New Orleans, LA – The Mint *
01/10 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree *
01/11 Atlanta, GA – Eddie’s Attic *
01/12 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room *
01/14 Charlottesville, VA – The Southern *
01/15 Washington, DC – DC9 *
01/16 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge *
01/17 Philadelphia, PA – The Boot and Saddle *
01/18 Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs *
01/20 Montreal, QC – Il Motore *
01/21 Toronto, ON – The Drake *
01/22 Pontiac, MI – Pike Room at Crofoot *
01/23 Chicago, IL – Schubas *
01/24 Madison, WI – The Frequency *
01/25 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry *
01/27 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar *
01/28 Norman, OK – Opolis *
01/29 Austin, TX – Mohawk Inside *
01/31 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress *
02/01 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar *

* = w/ Cate Le Bon


Kevin Morby
Harlem River
(Woodsist Records)
Street Date: November 26, 2013
Formats: CD / LP / Digital

1. Miles, Miles, Miles
2. Wild Side (Oh The Places You’ll Go)
3. Harlem River
4. If You Leave and If You Marry
5. Slow Train
6. Reign
7. Sucker in the Void (The Lone Mile)
8. The Dead They Dont Come Back

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