Kevin Morby is already well regarded in the American underground, having previously worked with Woods and The Babies.
Striking out on his own, the songwriter will release an album through Dead Oceans later this year. New single 'Moonshiner' is the first fruits of his labour to emerge, however.
Due for release on September 4th, 'Moonshiner' has a literary flair which owes a debt to its initial point of inspiration. Kevin Morby:
"I wrote 'Moonshiner' a few years ago after reading what has become one of my favourite contemporary books: The Sisters Brothers. The book was very inspiring to me at that time and it pulled a few different songs out of me - 'Moonshiner' being the most directly influenced. I wrote the B-side, 'Bridge To Gaia,' while on vacation in Porto, Portugal. I ended up there after a tour and it quickly became my favourite city in all of Europe. The apartment I was renting was at the foot of a bridge that would take you to the town across the river, Gaia. It, like everything about Porto, is immensely beautiful and inspiring. It's a different beauty than I had ever experienced. There was almost something sinister to it. The clouds moved fast, there was always a bell tolling and all the school kids wore capes. This song came out of all that."
Check it out now.