Steve Gunn announces brand new album The Unseen In Between, shares single

Steve Gunn announces brand new album The Unseen In Between, shares single
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Further proving that the only good kind of gun is one with two N’s (Anna, Billy, etc.), singin’/songwritin’/guitar pickin’ man Steve Gunn is back with a new album. The Unseen In Between, his fourth studio album, will be out January 18 via Matador Records.

Two weeks after the release of his last album Eyes on the Lines, Gunn’s father passed away. While that is not directly the inspiration behind every song on the album, having come out the other side of such a traumatic, crushing experience certainly informs a great deal of The Unseen In Between. A feeling of musical renewal and emotional complexity pervade the album.

Whether exploring the unspoken relationship between bodega owner and cat (“Luciano,”) or trying to humanize those cast aside by society (“Vagabond,”) or writing “an end of album surf ballad” (“Paranoid,”) or — on the album’s centerpiece track — paying tribute to his late father (“Stonehurst Cowboy,”), Gunn tries to find empathy in a time where the world seems to be wanting for it.

Hear for yourself by listening to “New Moon,” the great new (moon) lead single off of The Unseen In Between, down below. You can also check out the album’s artwork and full tracklisting, as well as all of Steve Gunn’s upcoming North American and European tour dates. Before the tour kicks off in earnest, Gunn will perform a three-night (over three weeks) residency at Union Pool in Brooklyn that starts…*buys calendar, checks calendar*…whoa, October 25. That’s TOMORROW!

The Unseen In Between is out January 18 on Matador Records and can be pre-ordered here.

The Unseen In Between

01. New Moon
02. Vagabond
03. Chance
04. Stonehurst Cowboy
05. Luciano
06. New Familiar
07. Lightning Field
08. Morning Is Mended
09. Paranoid

Steve Gunn on tour

10.25.18 — Brooklyn, NY — Union Pool *
11.01.18 — Brooklyn, NY — Union Pool **
11.08.18 — Brooklyn, NY — Union Pool ***
01.31.19 — Boston, MA - Great Scott ^
02.01.19 — New York, NY — Bowery Ballroom ^
02.02.19 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer ^
02.08.19 — San Diego, CA — Casbah ^
02.09.19 — Los Angeles, CA — Teragram Ballroom ^
02.10.19 — Santa Cruz, CA — TBD $
02.12.19 — Portland, OR — Aladdin Theater $
02.13.19 — Seattle, WA — Tractor Tavern $
02.15.19 — Sonoma, CA — TBD #
02.16.19 — San Francisco, CA — The Chapel #
03.12.19 — Amsterdam, NL — Bitterzoet
03.13.19 — Den Haag, NL — Paard
03.14.19 — Groningen, NL — Vera
03.15.19 — Hamburg, DE — Nochtspeicher
03.16.19 — Aarhus, DK — Radar
03.18.19 — Stavanger, NO — Folken
03.21.19 — Gothenburg, SE — Pustervik
03.22.19 — Copenhagen, DK — Loppen
03.23.19 — Berlin, DE — Frannz Club
03.24.19 — Prague, CZ — Archa Theatre
03.26.19 — Schorndorf, DE — Manufaktur
03.27.19 — Vienna, AU — Arena
03.31.19 — Zurich, CH — Rotefabrik
04.01.19 — Lyon, FR — Sonic
04.02.19 — Paris, FR — Le Petit Bain
04.03.19 — Kortrijk, BE — De Kreun
04.05.19 — London, UK — Oslo
04.06.19 — Birmingham, UK — Hare & Hounds
04.07.19 — Leeds, UK — The Brudenell Social Club
04.08.19 — Manchester, UK — Deaf Institute

* Bridget St John
** Loren Connors, Alan Licht
*** Little Black Egg (Yo La Tengo’s Georgia Hubley)
^ Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore
$ Meg Baird
# Sachiko Kanenobu

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