New Release & Video: Steve Gunn – Vagabond

Photo Credit: Clay Benskin

Following the release of singles New Moon and Stonehurst Cowboy, Steve Gunn shares a third song off of The Unseen In Between (out January 18th on Matador Records), the gorgeous Vagabond and its accompanying official video

Named after Gunn’s favourite Agnes Varda film, Vagabond could almost be the soundtrack to a Denis Johnson short story or Sam Shepard play, with its rich cast of characters whose lives have gone astray — like Mona who “camped out in a graveyard” and Jean-Pierre who “came from the road, his artwork remains unsold.” Accompanied by gorgeous harmonies from Meg Baird, the song is a meditation on our restless times, an ode to the runaways, drifters, and vagabonds trying to make ends meet

Jason Evans directed the accompanying official video, which includes graphics by Stephen Powers. It’s a stylish black & white performance film with a timeless feel, taking its visual cues from Richard Avedon and David Bailey. The intimacy lends itself well to Gunn’s impeccable guitar work, with close-ups of his fingers casting spells on the frets. Watch below…

As part of his world tour, which kicks off at the end of January in support of the album, Gunn will be playing UK shows in April in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester. The full list of tour dates can be found below…

30/1 – New Haven, CT – State House $
31/1 – Boston, MA – Great Scott ^
1/2 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom ^
2/2 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer ^
8/2 – San Diego, CA – Casbah ^
9/2 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom ^
10/2 – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley $
12/2 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater $
13/2 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern $
15/2 – Novato, CA – HopMonk Tavern #
16/2 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel #
12/3 – Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
13/3 – Den Haag, NL – Paard
14/3 – Groningen, NL – Vera
15/3 – Hamburg, DE – Nochtspeicher
16/3 – Aarhus, DK – Radar
18/3 – Stavanger, NO – Folken
20/3 – Oslo, NO – Revolver
21/3 – Gothenburg, SE – Pustervik
22/3 – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
23/3 – Berlin, DE – Frannz Club
24/3 – Prague, CZ – Archa Theatre
25/3 – Leipzig, DE – UT Connewitz
26/3 – Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur
27/3 – Vienna, AU – Arena
30/3 – Luzern, CH – Südpol
31/3 – Zurich, CH – Rotefabrik
1/4 – Lyon, FR – Sonic
2/4 – Paris, FR – Le Petit Bain
3/4 – Kortrijk, BE – De Kreun
5/4 – London, UK – Oslo
6/4 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
7/4 – Leeds, UK – The Brudenell Social Club
8/4 – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute


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