Steve Gunn Announces New Album, Releases Lead Single

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Steve Gunn Announces New Album, Releases Lead Single

Steve Gunn has announced a new album, The Unseen In Between, with the arrival of its lead single “New Moon.”

The Unseen in Between is Gunn’s first album since 2016’s Eyes on the Lines, a release that was closely followed by grief with the death of the singer-songwriter’s father just two weeks later. The album was engineered by Daniel Schlett and produced by James Elkington, and is described in a press release as a “gorgeously empathetic record that attempts to recognize the worries of the world and offer some timely assurance.”

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“New Moon” grows gradually, layering instruments as it wanders toward its pinnacle: the final minute and a half-or-so of the track. Enlisting an upright bass and tremolo-heavy guitars, the track feels as though it’s meandering—with intention—instrumentally. This theme is present lyrically, as well, with the lines, “I see a glimmer / Across the wall / Through the mirror / Out past the streets / Beyond weather / To that place / No one seems to know.” Tony Garnier, musical director for Bob Dylan, provides the bass on the track and serves as a frequent collaborator on the album along with Meg Baird, who provides harmonies.

Gunn is slated to complete a three-night stint in Brooklyn before touring the U.S. and Europe in 2019 in support of the album. The Unseen In Between will be released on Jan. 18, 2019, via Matador Records and can be preordered here. In the meantime, revisit this Paste gallery featuring Gunn, and check out the lyric video for “New Moon” below. Find Gunn’s 2014 Daytrotter Session and upcoming tour dates further down.

Steve Gunn Tour Dates:

October
25 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Union Pool

November
01 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Union Pool
08 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Union Pool

January
31 – Boston, Mass. @ Great Scott

February
01 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
02 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ Union Transfer
08 – San Diego, Calif. @ Casbah
09 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Teragram Ballroom
10 – Santa Cruz, Calif. @ Moe’s Alley
12 – Portland, Ore. @ Aladdin Theater
13 – Seattle, Wash. @ Tractor Tavern
16 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Chapel

March
12 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
13 – Den Haag, Netherlands @ Paard
14 – Groningen, Netherlands @ Vera
15 – Hamburg, Germany @ Nochtspeicher
16 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Radar
18 – Stavanger, Norway @ Folken
20 – Oslo, Norway @ Revolver
21 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pustervik
22 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen
23 – Berlin, Germany @ Frannz Club
24 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Archa Theatre
25 – Leipzig, Germany @ UT Connewitz 
26 – Schorndorf, Germany @ Manufaktur
27 – Vienna, Austria @ Arena
30 – Luzern, Sweden @ Südpol
31 – Zurich, Sweden @ Rotefabrik

April
01 – Lyon, France @ Sonic
02 – Paris, France @ Le Petit Bain
03 – Kortrijk, Belgium @ De Kreun
05 – London, U.K. @ Oslo
06 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Hare & Hounds
07 – Leeds, U.K. @ The Brudenell Social Club
08 – Manchester, U.K. @ Deaf Institute

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