Sundowner

Kevin Morby


Sundowner, the 6th LP from VMP fave‚ÄĒand VMP Essentials artist‚ÄĒKevin Morby is here on exclusive lavender swirl vinyl.
11-01-2020

Nutrition Facts
VMP Exclusive Pressing

This record was pressed by VMP and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

Exclusive Features
color Lavender Swirl
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes
Other Features
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Single
label Dead Oceans
pressing location Independent Record Pressing (IRP)
release type New Release
By the Numbers

1lp
format
2020
original release year
331/3
rpm
speed
750
total pressing quantity
12
inch
vinyl size
standard
weight

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Description

Following 2019‚Äôs Oh My God, ‚Äúa secular rock record consumed by religious imagery, a pop art exploration of deep anxiety, and his most interesting work yet‚ÄĚ (The FADER), Sundowner is Morby‚Äôs ‚Äúattempt to put the Middle American twilight ‚ÄĒ its beauty profound, though not always immediate ‚ÄĒ into sound.‚ÄĚ This is represented in ‚ÄúCampfire,‚ÄĚ a track that‚Äôs textured with distinct, twangy guitar licks and Morby‚Äôs compelling voice. The video, shot at Castle Rock in Kansas and directed by Johnny Eastlund & Dylan Isbell, features Morby and his partner, Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee). It‚Äôs deeply hued with beautiful, dusky skies and a cinematic quality. 

The collection of new songs that would become Sundowner came together effortlessly as he did his best not to resist or refine the songs, but instead let them take shape all on their own. In his makeshift studio, Morby taught himself basic recording techniques. Because it had no heating or cooling elements, he was subjected to the elements - the warm and abstract summer and the icy Kansan winter. He worked largely on a four track Tascam model 424. ‚ÄúI wrote the entire album wearing headphones, hunched over the 424, letting my voice and guitar pass through the machine, getting lost in the warmth of the tape as if another version of myself was living on the inside, singing back at me,‚ÄĚ says Morby. ‚ÄúI was mesmerized by the magic of the four track not only as a recording device, but also an instrument, and considered it my songwriting partner throughout the whole process.‚ÄĚ

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Sundowner
More Music, Less Stress
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