Kevin Morby – “If You Leave And If You Marry” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Former Woods member Kevin Morby released his rootsy solo album Harlem River last fall, but his video for album track “If You Leave And If You Marry” dates back much farther than that: The video is built from old home videos made by his grandfather. Explains Morby:

Super 8 footage shot by my grandfather in Scottsbluff, Nebraska during the 50s and early 60s. This video loosely follows my Aunt Carol from childhood to her high school graduation, and along the way you are introduced to my father, uncle, and grandmother, amongst many other extended family members, most of whom I have never met.

In loving memory of Larry Anderson & Dorthy Fletcher.

Pretty cool! Kind of makes me want to dig through dusty family archives. Watch the video below, where you’ll also find Morby’s upcoming tour dates alongside some formidable acts.

Harlem River is out now via Woodsist. Tour dates:

02/22 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel *
02/23 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place *
03/11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda ^
04/19 Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music #
04/20 Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music #
04/25 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade %

* = w/ Magic Trick
^ = w/ Real Estate, The Shilohs
# = The Mountain Goats
%= w/ Steve Gunn

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