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Top 10 Songs of the Week (6/20)

on June 20, 2014, 2:00pm
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09. Kevin Morby – “My Name”

kevinmorby Top 10 Songs of the Week (6/20)

Though you might not recognize the name Kevin Morby, there’s a good chance you’ve heard his work, either as co-front of The Babies or as bassist with Woods. He also released a solo LP near 2013’s end, and “My Name” (from his upcoming 7-inch single) follows that record up beautifully. The Nico-esque acoustic haunter sounds designed for a long-panning Wes Anderson shot, Morby plucking out a circular acoustic figure, begging for the object of his pleading to “hold me close to my name.” There are whispers of echo on the vocals, sepia-faded backing falsetto, aching near-misses on the frets, the sort of tiny details that bring the raw emotions further to the fore. That 7-inch will hit stores July 29th via Woodsist. –Adam Kivel

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