Steve Gunn recently released an album with Mike Cooper, but he’s also got his own solo record coming soon. That Cooper record spawned an unsettling, gorgeously shot video, and while this new one is as different as you could get, it reinforces how well this guy’s music pairs with the right visuals. The accompaniment for “Way Out Weather” — the title track from Gunn’s new album — takes footage shot by director KT Auleta in 2007 during a motorcycle trip through central Mongolia, traveling from Ulaanbaatar to Tsetserleg and back. The camera is often positioned on the handlebars of the moving motorcycle, and that loose quality provides an easy grace to all the amazing sights captured here, whether it be a mountainside or just two kids messing around with a ball. It’s stronger for its unpretentious style, and the song gently moves along with a similarly easy grace. Watch.
Way Out Weather is out 10/7 via Paradise Of Bachelors.