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Harlem River

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"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 Iead and Cate Le Bon." - Justin Sullivan

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released November 26, 2013

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Kevin Morby Kansas City, Missouri

In the Autumn of 2014, Kevin Morby moved to the small Los Angeles neighborhood of Mount Washington. Previous tenants at his new home happened to leave an upright piano behind, and Kevin, a beginner at the piano, immediately sat at the new instrument and began composing the songs that would form 'Singing Saw', his first album for new label Dead Oceans. ... more

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