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 Harlem River out now on Woodsist Records

Kevin Morby will be touring the U.S. this August, playing some shows with Real Estate, Steve Gunn, and Small Black. He will also be playing both Woodsist Festivals in Big Sur and Pioneertown along with the Los Angeles festival, Echo Park Rising.

Kevin Morby has a new album due this fall on Woodsist Records.   

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:

08/01 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore *
08/02 – Sonoma, CA – Gundlach-Bundschu Winery *
08/03 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium *
08/04 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s *
08/05 – Big Sur, CA – Woodsist Festival Big Sur
08/08 – Reno, NV – Holland Project
08/09 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
08/10 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
08/11 – Everett, WA – The Cannery
08/14 – Oakland, CA – 1-2-3-4 Go!
08/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo Park Rising
08/16 – Pioneertown, CA – Woodsist Festival Pioneertown
08/22 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right ^
08/23 – Long Island City, NY – The Lot LIC %
08/24 – Hamden, C T – The Space
08/26 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts Black Box ^
08/27 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel ^
08/28 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
08/30 – Asheville, NC – Transfigurations II
08/31 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter ^
* w/ Real Estate
^ w/ Steve Gunn
% w/ Small Black


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