Having released one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year so far in The Unseen In Between, Brooklyn-based songwriter/guitarist 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 they didn’t make sense 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.
Having recently played with Kim Gordon at the opening of her exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Gunn recommence his US touring this summer, kicking off in Portland, ME on July 24th, with a European run rounding out his summer. He returns to the West Coast in October with a newly confirmed run of dates with Dinosaur Jr. The full list of tour dates 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.