Kevin Morby set to release new album in October, lines up more dates in a bid to outrun the necessity for sleep

Kevin Morby set to release new album in October, lines up more dates in a bid to outrun the necessity for sleep

Kevin Morby is steadily proving that he has the old-school singer/songwriter game down pat. He not only crafts melodic gems in the freewheeling they-don’t-make-‘em-like they-used-to style, he’s also got the old-school work ethic in terms of output and touring lifestyle that is rare amongst the post-Napster generation.

Case in point being: hot on the heels of last year’s groovy Harlem River, he’s set to release another full-length called Still Life on October 14 via his pals at Woodsist.

Case in point also being: his month-long schlep around America wasn’t quite Bob Dylan enough in terms of road hours, so he’s now lined up a whole string of dates in Europe and America with like-minded souls Steve Gunn and Small Black.

Still Life is said to reflect Morby’s recent move from New York to Los Angeles and sees Morby roping in the same players from Harlem River for more bittersweet tales in which “violent fates, wrestling with destiny and the nature of death creep into songs.” The lead single “Parade” is below and suggests that Morby’s golden run of jams is set to continue with Still Life.

Still Life tracklist:

01. The Jester, The Tramp & the Acrobat
02. The Ballad of Arlo Jones
03. Motors Running
04. All 0f My Life
05. Drowning
06. Bloodsucker
07. Parade
08. Dancer
09. Amen
10. Our Moon

Tour dates:

09.11.14 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega @ Ideal Bar
09.12.14 - Hamburg, Germany - Hasenschaukel
09.13.14 - Gent, Belgium - Big Next festival @ DOK
09.14.14 - Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
09.15.14 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
09.16.14 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Incubate
09.17.14 - Paris, France - Le Point Ephémère
09.18.14 - Brighton, UK - The Hope
09.19.14 - Manchester, UK - Kraak
09.20.14 - Leeds, UK - The Brudenell Social Club
09.21.14 - Leicester, UK - The Musician
09.22.14 - London, UK - The Shacklewell Arms
09.24.14 - Caen, France - Maison de L’étudiant
09.25.14 - Rennes, France - 1988 club
09.26.14 - Strasbourg, France - Le Troc Café
09.29.14 - Barcelona, Spain - Heliogabal
09.30.14 - San Sebastian, Spain - Dabadaba
10.01.14 - Madrid, Spain - VillaManuela pre-party @ Sirocco
10.02.14 - Aveiro, Portugal - Mercado Negro

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