Kevin Morby Shares ‘Singing Saw’ Outtake ‘Dumcane’
Singer-songwriter Kevin Morby released “Dumcane,” an outtake from the sessions that yielded his 2016 album, Singing Saw. Morby shared the previously unreleased track today on streaming services via Dead Oceans in honor of Singing Saw’s fifth anniversary.
The nine-track Singing Saw is Kevin Morby’s third solo album following 2013’s Harlem River and Still Life in 2014. Sam Cohen produced the LP which was released through Dead Oceans and included contributions from Cohen, Marco Benevento, Alecia Chakour, John Andrews, Alec Spiegelman, Eliza Bagg and others.
Morby shared a note regarding “Dumcane”:
In honor of Singing Saw having just turned five years old I am releasing a lost and recently unearthed song, Dumcane. I had initially taken Dumcane to the Singing Saw sessions I did with Sam Cohen for what would become the album but our arrangement wasn’t feeling quite right sitting next to the other songs so I took it to my good friend and neighbor Kyle Thomas and we cut a stripped down version the same day that we cut my Townes Van Zandt – No place To Fall cover for the Beautiful Strangers 7”. For reasons beyond me this version of Dumcane sat inside Kyles tape machine lost and forgotten the last five years until Kyle stumbled upon it a few weeks ago while going through old tapes only days before Singing Saws fifth birthday. It felt like a sign from the universe that the the song could finally take flight. I am so happy to share this document of Kyle and I making music in his Pine Room on some sunny afternoon in what seems like a lifetime ago. Hope you all enjoy this pic of baby Morbs taken the same day we shot the cover of Singing Saw and you can go listen to the song on all streaming platforms xo
Stream Kevin Morby’s “Dumcane” below: