Watch Kevin Morby’s wistful video for “If You Leave and If You Marry” via Stereogum

Watch Kevin Morby’s wistful video for “If You Leave and If You Marry” via Stereogum

Photo by Jessica Pratt

Harlem River out now on Woodsist Records

VIDEO: Kevin Morby – “If You Leave and If You Marry” –

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You can now watch Kevin Morby’s new video for “If You Leave and If You Marry” over at Stereogum. The video features Super 8 footage shot by Kevin’s grandfather in Scottsbluff, Nebraska during  the 50s and early 60s. The video loosly follows his Aunt Carol from  childhood to her high school graduation, and along the way you are  introduced to his father, uncle, and grandmother, amoungst many other  extended family members, most of whom he has never met.

 

In loving memory of Larry Anderson & Dorthy Fletcher. – Kevin Morby
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Intro: Bessie Johnson – Great Reaping Day
Outtro: Kid Prince Moore – Sign of the Judgement

 

About Harlem River:

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:

 02/22 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *

02/23 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place *

03/11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda ^

04/19 – Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music #

04/20 – Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music #

04/25 – Brooklyn, NY- Rough Trade %

* = w/ Magic Trick

^ = w/ Real Estate, The Shilohs

# = The Mountain Goats

%= w/ Steve Gunn

 

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 Don’t Come Back

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