Kevin Morby

City Music

№ 54
June 2017

City Music is Kevin Morby's fourth LP as a solo performer, and it feels like it’s the one he’s been working towards this whole time; a breakthrough in form and quality 10 albums into his career as a sideman and solo performer, a feat that rarely happens in today’s go-go-go music economy. City Music has a black-and-white, well-worn feel and a sense that this artist has poured himself entirely into the project with all abandon, leading to an album that will stand sentry over the rest of his catalog. Picking City Music as Record of the Month – once we tucked ourselves comfortably into its environ – was an easy decision.

What’s included in this VMP Exclusive:

  • White/Orange Tie-Dye Vinyl
  • Exclusive 12-page Lyric Booklet
  • 12x12 Art Print by Robbie Simon

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Learn more about ‘City Music’

City Music makes clear how much we need each other – and need to feel a connection with each other – from the guy barricading himself in his apartment, to the indie rocker feeling lonely writing an album by himself, to people walking the streets of Manhattan hoping to find someone they know.

Andrew Winistorfer

Read the rest of our Liner Notes for City Music here.

Kevin Morby

Why We Picked Kevin Morby’s City Music As Record Of The Month

As they do every month, our co-founder Tyler and our head of music Cameron sat down to talk through why and how we picked this month’s Record of the Month. Listen to it below.

Kevin Morby Podcast Interview

We talked to Kevin during a break in his rehearsals for the City Music tour about growing up in Kansas City, bumming around New York, and going solo. You can listen here.

Get To Know Morby’s Old Band, Woods

Every story mentions Kevin Morby being a former member of Woods, but getting into Woods is tough, since the band has released nine LPs. We try to make it easy to get into them with this.

Read The Short Story From The City Music Lyric Book

Kevin Morby had one of his friends write this short story about listening to City Music for the first time. Read it here.