Kevin Morby Releases New Video

Watch Kevin Morby's wistful video for "If You Leave and If You Marry". "Harlem River" the latest album from Kevin Morby, is now out on Woodsist records.

Kevin Morby has released a new video for “If You Leave and If You Marry”. 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, amongst many other extended family members, most of whom he has never met.

In loving memory of Larry Anderson & Dorthy Fletcher. – Kevin Morby

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.


Kevin Morby

Harlem River

(Woodsist Records)

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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