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Kevin Morby Moonshiner Dead Oceans 7”
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Ged M - Oct 22, 2015
Ex-Woods and Babies, Kevin Morby has released his second album already and his sound, which this single captures, has become much more folk-influenced. ‘Moonshiner’, indeed, sounds like Dylan at the very start of the 1970s. As the title implies, it’s a wanderer’s tale, loping amiably and aimlessly with its harmonica and tinkling piano sound, but with some brilliant lines – “the world’s a floor and I’m a dancer” that make you fall in love with it. ‘Bridge To Gaia’ is a mostly instrumental piece (apart from a count-in), mostly solo guitar picking, that meanders sweetly and picks up an urgent rhythm in the second half. As his recent live appearance showed, his songs feel simple at first but have the uncanny ability to get under your skin.