Having released one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year so far in The Unseen In Between, singer-songwriter Steve Gunn today shares two new non-album cuts ‘Be Still Moon’ and ‘Shrunken Heads’. Listen HERE.
Recorded during the sessions that yielded The Unseen In Between, ‘Be Still Moon’ is a swaying acoustic waltz that showcases Gunn’s melodic fretwork, while ‘Shrunken Heads’ sets a rhythmic call-and-response refrain against kaleidoscopic country guitars. While not ending up fitting with the distinct ebb and flow of the album, taken on their own, the two tracks are as spellbinding an illustration of Gunn’s arresting songcraft as any.
Recently playing with Kim Gordon at the opening of her exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Gunn will return to the UK this summer for a run of headline shows, including full band performances at Brighton, Nottingham, Glasgow and Bristol, as well as a special intimate solo show at London’s Omeara on September 17th. He will also be playing at End Of The Road festival in August alongside further European dates, before going on to support Dinosaur Jr. in North America in October. A full live schedule can be found below.
Over the past few years, Steve Gunn has become one of American folk-rock’s most pivotal and regarded figures – conjuring immersive and psychedelic sonic landscapes live and on record, releasing a stream of lauded albums that have appeared in a multitude of ‘best of’ lists, and recording exploratory collaborations with artists including Mike Cooper, Hiss Golden Messenger, Kurt Vile, and Michael Chapman. Written in the wake of his father’s passing, The Unseen In Between is Steve’s most accomplished and moving work to date, with sweeping and immersive songs showcasing his deft yet minimal guitar style to the backdrop of rich instrumentation, the lyrics meditative and mysterious yet intimate and poignant.
Uk tour dates
26/8 – Patterns – Brighton, UK *
27/8 – Bodega – Nottingham, UK *
28/8 – Stereo – Glasgow, UK *
29/8 – Exchange – Bristol, UK *
30/8 – End of the Road – Dorset, UK *