New Release: Steve Gunn – Be Still Moon / Shrunken Heads

Photo Credit: Clay Benskin

Having released The Unseen In Between earlier this year, singer-songwriter Steve Gunn today shares two new non-album cuts ‘Be Still Moon’ and ‘Shrunken Heads’

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 not ending up fitting 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

Take a listen below…

Recently playing with Kim Gordon at the opening of her exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Gunn will return to the UK this summer for a run of headline shows, including full band performances at Brighton, Nottingham, Glasgow and Bristol, as well as a special intimate solo show at London’s Omeara on September 17th. He will also be playing at End Of The Road festival in August alongside further European dates, before going on to support Dinosaur Jr. in North America in October

A full live schedule can be found below…

4/7 – Sonic Lyon – Lyon, France
6/7 – Pointu Festival – Corniche des Îles, France
11-14/7 – Winnipeg Folk Fest – Winnipeg, MB
24/7 – Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME %
25/7 – 3S Artspace – Portsmouth, NH %
26/7 – Newport Congregational – Newport, RI
27/7 – Artsriot – Burlington, VT %
28/7 – Bar Le Ritz – Montreal, QC %
30/7 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON %
31/7 – Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA
1/8 – WTMD First Thursday – Baltimore, MD (Free Show)
2/8 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
3/8 –Industry City – Brooklyn, NY ^
4/8 – Merleyn – Nijmegen, Netherlands
25/8 – Cabaret Vert Festival – Charleville-Mezieres, France
26/8 – Patterns – Brighton, UK *
27/8 – Bodega – Nottingham, UK *
28/8 – Stereo – Glasgow, UK *
29/8 – Exchange – Bristol, UK *
30/8 – End of the Road – Dorset, UK *
31/8 – OLT – Antwerpen, Belgium $
1/9 – Sidecar – Barcelona, Spain *
2/9 – Kafe Antzokia – Bilbao, Spain *
3/9 – Sala 0 – Madrid, Spain *
4/9 – ZDB – Lisbon, Portugal *
6/9 – Zonnehuis – Amsterdam, Netherlands *
7/9 – Misty Fields – Asten-Heusden, Netherlands
8/9 – Brotfabrik – Frankfurt, Germany *
9/9 – Bumann & Sohn – Köln, Germany *
10/9 – Lido – Berlin, Germany *
11/9 – Trafo – Jena, Germany *
12/9 – Druckluft – Oberhausen, Germany *
13/9 – Helling – Utrecht, Netherlands *
14/9 – Leffingeleuren – Leffinge, Belgium
16/9 – Lost Lane – Dublin, EIR – solo show
17/9 – Omeara – London, UK – solo show
19/9 – Kuudes Linja – Helsinki, Finland – solo show
23/9 – Salon – Istanbul, Turkey – solo show
23/10 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox, US +
24/10 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore, US +
25/10 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo, US +
26/10 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom, US +
28/10 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s, US +
29/10 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s, US +
30/10 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s, US +

% w/ Bill MacKay
+ w/ Nace-Truscinski Duo
^ w/ Hand Habits
$ w/ John Prine
* w/ Valley Maker