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Steve Gunn Announces A New Album With The Old-School Psychedelia Of ‘New Moon’

At one time, Steve Gunn was a member of Kurt Vile’s backing band The Violators, and the two played on each other’s songs for a split EP they released in 2015. While that should give you some idea about Gunn’s pedigree, he’s also shined in his own career for the past decade or so. He released his first Matador Records album, Eyes On The Lines, in 2016, and now he’s ready to follow it up: The Unseen In Between is set to be released on January 18 via Matador.

The announcement is also accompanied by a new single, the album-opening “New Moon.” It’s psychedelic, but less in the vein of Tame Impala and more akin to traditionally psychedelic groups like The Grateful Dead or Quicksilver Messenger Service. A tremolo-heavy guitar line runs throughout the song, which wanders around the space it inhabits in a carefree but focused way.

Listen to “New Moon” above, and below, find the art and tracklist for The Unseen In Between below, as well as Gunn’s upcoming tour dates.

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1. “New Moon”
2. “Vagabond”
3. “Chance”
4. “Stonehurst Cowboy”
5. “Luciano”
6. “New Familiar”
7. “Lightning Field”
8. “Morning Is Mended”
9. “Paranoid”

10/25/2018 — Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool *
11/01/2018 — Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool **
11/08/2018 — Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool ***
01/31/2019 — Boston, MA @ Great Scott ^
02/01/2019 — New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom ^
02/02/2019 — Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
02/08/2019 — San Diego, CA @ Casbah ^
02/09/2019 — Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ^
02/10/2019 — Santa Cruz, CA @ TBD $
02/12/2019 — Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater $
02/13/2019 — Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern $
02/15/2019 — Sonoma, CA @ TBD #
02/16/2019 — San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel #
03/12/2019 — Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
03/13/2019 — Den Haag, NL @ Paard
03/14/2019 — Groningen, NL @ Vera
03/15/2019 — Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher
03/16/2019 — Aarhus, DK @ Radar
03/18/2019 — Stavanger, NO @ Folken
03/21/2019 — Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
03/22/2019 — Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
03/23/2019 — Berlin, DE @ Frannz Club
03/24/2019 — Prague, CZ @ Archa Theatre
03/26/2019 — Schorndorf, DE @ Manufaktur
03/27/2019 — Vienna, AU @ Arena
03/31/2019 — Zurich, CH @ Rotefabrik
04/01/2019 — Lyon, FR @ Sonic
04/02/2019 — Paris, FR @ Le Petit Bain
04/03/2019 — Kortrijk, BE @ De Kreun
04/05/2019 — London, UK @ Oslo
04/06/2019 — Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
04/07/2019 — Leeds, UK @ The Brudenell Social Club
04/08/2019 — Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute

* with Bridget St John
** with Loren Connors, Alan Licht
*** with Little Black Egg (Yo La Tengo’s Georgia Hubley)
^ with Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore
$ with Meg Baird
# with Sachiko Kanenobu

The Unseen In Between is out 1/18 via Matador. Pre-order it here.

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