By Ian Bremner

Kevin Morby’s songs can be dark, but he manages to make the darkness shine through without the heaviness of it all becoming too overwhelming. Formerly the bassist for the band Woods, Morby has stepped out on his own and created a unique flavor to the proverbial “singer/songwriter” title. His voice and instrumentation are both unique and are thoroughly captivating.

2014’s Still Life was about as good as album as you can listen to front to back. April 15th will see his new release, Singing Saw come out on Dead Oceans. The first single off of the album has a new video and it’s heavy and fun at the same time. I Have Been To The Mountain was directed by Phillip Lopez and stars Nathan Mitchell dancing about in a hospital in his underwear with no one noticing or caring. The premise of the video was based off of Eric Garner and some of the useless killings haunting our country in recent years.

The dancer, Mitchell, starts on his deathbed with loved ones gathering close. As he passes, his soul is awarded one last dance and he takes full advantage.

I Have Been To The Mountain (Official Video)

Morby will all over the place on TOUR

05/05/16 London, UK – Oslo Hackney BUY TICKETS
05/06/16 Paris, France – La Maroquinerie BUY TICKETS
05/07/16 Brussels, Belgium – Atelier 210 BUY TICKETS
05/09/16 Berlin, Germany – Lido BUY TICKETS
05/10/16 Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhagen Jazzhouse BUY TICKETS
05/11/16 Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik BUY TICKETS
05/12/16 Lund, Sweden – Mejeriet BUY TICKETS
05/13/16 Aarhus, Denmark – Radar BUY TICKETS
05/14/16 Hamburg, Germany – Molotow BUY TICKETS
06/02/16 Santa Ana, CAConstellation Room w/ Jaye Bartell
06/03/16 Los Angeles, CABootleg Theater w/ Jaye Bartell
06/04/16 Santa Cruz, CAThe Crepe Place w/ Jaye Bartell
06/06/16 Portland, ORMississippi Studios w/ Jaye Bartell
06/07/16 Vancouver, BCMedia Club w/ Jaye Bartell
06/08/16 Seattle, WATractor Tavern w/ Jaye Bartell
06/10/16 Salt Lake City, UTKliby Court w/ Jaye Bartell
06/11/16 Denver, COLarimer Lounge w/ Jaye Bartell
06/12/16 Kansas City, MORiot Room w/ Jaye Bartell
06/14/16 Minneapolis, MN7th St. Entry w/ Jaye Bartell
06/15/16 Chicago, ILSchubas w/ Jaye Bartell
06/16/16 Grand Rapids, MIThe Pyramid Scheme w/ Jaye Bartell
06/17/16 Toronto, ONThe Great Hall w/ Jaye Bartell
06/19/16 Allston, MAGreat Scott w/ Jaye Bartell
06/20/16 Philadelphia, PABoot & Saddle w/ Jaye Bartell
06/22/16 Brooklyn, NYRough Trade NYC w/ Jaye Bartell
06/23/16 Washington, DCRock & Roll Hotel w/ Jaye Bartell
06/24/16 Durham, NCThe Pinhook w/ Jaye Bartell
06/25/16 Atlanta, GAThe Earl w/ Jaye Bartell
06/26/16 Nashville, TN3rd & Lindsley
06/28/16 Dallas, TXClub Dada
06/29/16 Austin, TXThe Sidewinder
07/02/16 San Diego, CACasbah
08/08/16 Happy Valley, ORPickatho