WATCH FILM FOR STEVE GUNN’S “TOMMY’S CONGO”
WAY OUT WEATHER OUT NOW ON PARADISE OF BACHELORS
It seems fitting that “Tommy’s Congo” arrives at the end of Steve Gunn’s prodigious album, Way Out Weather, released last month on Paradise of Bachelors. The song has a presence that looms on the horizon with a sense of foreboding vibrancy until its spiraling guitars and lyrics broach the subject of habitual shortsightedness. It’s this pervasive feeling that serves as the inspiration for a new short film released today by longtime collaborators, Nikola Lezaic and Milos Jacimovic. Set in Belgrade, Serbia, the video tells the story of a nomadic metalworker who is forced to uproot herself in an instant, with Gunn’s musical candor narrating the acts that transpire. It is a single interpretation of the wanderer’s lifestyle that’s proliferated throughout Way Out Weather, which finds Gunn attaining a sense of eclecticism like never before. Sculptress and real life metalworker Ana Djordjevic stars as the lead role in the dramatic short, turning the stereotypically masculine role on its head.
With Way Out Weather included as #6 on “MOJO‘s 50 Best Albums Of 2014,” it’s clear that Steve Gunn will be ending the year on a high note. He just returned home from an extensive European tour, playing headline shows and supporting The War On Drugs. He’ll play a solo gig at Glasslands on December 10th for his final show of 2014.
WATCH SHORT FILM INSPIRED BY STEVE GUNN’S “TOMMY’S CONGO” –
Steve Gunn live at Rough Trade (10/12/14) – http://bit.ly/1CnqnjN
“Way Out Weather” video – http://vevo.ly/Fdfdpx
“Milly’s Garden” stream – http://bit.ly/1qhxZj8
“Wildwood” (KEXP session) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?
WHAT’S BEEN SAID ABOUT WAY OUT WEATHER:
“Way Out Weather is the fully formed pinnacle of his career. With a full band and plenty of instrumentation behind him, the care he puts into every nook and cranny of a song is evident. It’s lush but without lacquer, detailed without being dense.” — Pitchfork
“Way Out Weather motorsÂ slowly but powerfully, like some 70s muscle-car cruising lazyÂ coast-roads, safe in the knowledge of its own killer torque.”Â — MOJO [5 stars]
“How does a questing psychedelic guitarist transform themselves into classic singer-songwriter? By compromising, in many cases. Brooklyn’s Steve Gunn, however, is managing the transition with uncanny elegance.” — Uncut [8/10]
“Way Out Weather marks the completion of Gunn’s transformation from a master guitarist into a songwriter who can trust in his own voice and arrangements as much as his spectacular fretwork. He’s thrown open the windows and let the light in, as he embraces pristine, lush production that makes guitars sparkle and drums crack.” — NPR Music‘s “First Listen”
“The introspective guitar-driven music somehow works for every mood-bizarrely making sunshine feel brighter and raindrops feel heavier.” — Noisey
“a gorgeous piece of work” — Stereogum on “Milly’s Garden”
“your new daydreaming jam of the pre-autumn” — Grantland on “Way Out Weather”
“Gunn takes the time to spread out and find his footing . . . His heady solos edge into the uniquely American psychedelic realms of the Grateful Dead, and it’s a surprisingly good look for Gunn.” — The FADER on “Milly’s Garden”
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