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Kevin Morby Shares Video for New Tune “Rock Backside”: Watch

Kevin Morby Shares Video for New Tune “Rock Backside”: Watch

Kevin Morby Shares Video for New Song “Rock Bottom”: Watch

Kevin Morby has shared “Rock Backside,” the newest single from his forthcoming LP This Is a {Photograph}. A tribute to the late Jay Reatard, “Rock Backside” options Sam Cohen (who additionally produced the document) on bass, backing vocals by Cassandra Jenkins, and chuckle tracks from Tim Heidecker and Alia Shawkat. Try the Johnny Eastlund–directed video for “Rock Backside”—that includes Tim Heidecker and “Tik-Tok nunchucker” Ariel Kellogg—beneath. 

Together with the brand new music, Morby is launching a publication on Substack known as Kevin Morby’s Fam Membership. It’ll function a weekly replace that includes the drawings, photographs, poems, essays, demos, and extra that sometimes keep within the margins of his songwriting course of.

Of the brand new music, Morby mentioned in an announcement:

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I’d usually move a mural of the late James Lee Lindsey Jr. on Fundamental Avenue (in Memphis) which ultimately lead me down a rabbit gap to revisiting his physique of labor together with watching the 2009 documentary filmed throughout his final days, Higher Than One thing. I used to be taken by how related his story was to that of many different American icons that have been forward of their time and too-quickly rose from the underside to the highest, inevitably burning out. I learn that his stage identify, Jay Reatard, was worn as a badge of honor after years of being picked on in grade faculty—which can or is probably not why on the quilt of his seminal album Blood Visions he’s lined in blood as a nod to Sissy Spacek’s character in Carrie. Due to this I selected to start the music by repeating ‘they’re all gonna chuckle at you!’ When within the studio I pointed on the final Reatard’s album, Grown Up, Fucked Up, as a reference for what I used to be making an attempt to realize sonically.

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