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Kevin Morby Shares 4 Track Demo Version of “Sundowner” – New Release “A Night At The Little Los Angeles” due 8th October on Dead Oceans

September 18, 2021
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Kevin Morby shares 4-track demo version of “Sundowner”

New release “A Night At The Little Los Angeles” due 8th October on Dead Oceans

Last month, Kevin Morby announced A Night At The Little Los Angeles, a 4-track demo version of Sundowner, out October 8th on Dead Oceans. Now, he presents “Sundowner (4-Track Demo),” the bare bones of the final track. “In this demo of ‘Sundowner’ you’ll notice a few differences from the album version,” explains Morby. “Wait for it!” It precedes next month’s kick off of his “Fall Mixer” North American tour with Hamilton Leithauser. They’ll  both perform with a full band and will travel across the country in support of their latest releases. Tickets for all dates are on sale now and a full list of dates can be found below. 

The enchanting ambiance immediately greets you, the warmth from the analogue process adds this compelling depth to the demo version. One of the most cherished single releases of 2020, now offered with this expressive energy. Kevin creates perfectly reflective tracks which make the audience slow down, to embrace the immersive instrumentation and the affectionate lyrics. The tempo of his projections portrays a reflection of stillness and peace, and you fall into a hypnotic state within Morby’s meaningful melody. The version screams this more raw process from the vocals to the tones.

A Night At The Little Los Angeles was made at home in Morby’s back shed – aka “The Little Los Angeles” and the album’s namesake. Recording on a 4-track, these 2017 and 2018 sessions spurred the first glimpses of Sundowner. In Morby’s words,“my goal was to capture the essence of these initial recordings, and here you will now have access to the very essence I was chasing.” A Night At The Little Los Angeles presents publicly for the first time Morby’s songwriting process. “Many of my favorite recordings have been made inside of an artist’s home with little to no regard of the outside world, but instead deep in their own that they are building in real time,” says Morby. “And with that – I’d like to invite you into my own little world here and now and ask you to please step inside and spend A Night At The Little Los Angeles.” 

Additionally, Kevin Morby has scored the upcoming drama Montana Story, his first original music for film. Full soundtrack details will follow. Shot quietly during the pandemic last fall, the film is directed by David Siegel and Scott McGehee, whose many collaborations include Bee Season and What Maisie Knew. Montana Story is their latest film and received its world premiere on Saturday, September 11th at the Toronto International Film Festival. More details can be found here.

A Night At The Little Los Angeles tracklist:

1. Campfire (4-Track Demo)

2. Sundowner (4-Track Demo)

3. A Night At The Little Los Angeles (4-Track Demo)

4. Wander (4-Track Demo)

5. Velvet Highway (4-Track Demo)

6. Valley (4-Track Demo)

7. Brother, Sister (4-Track Demo)

8. Don’t Underestimate Midwest American Sun (4-Track Demo)

9. Provisions (4-Track Demo)

10. U.S. Mail (4-Track Demo)

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