Although he first got his start providing bass and vocals for LA indie outfit Princeton, Matt Kivel is also a hell of a songwriter in his own right. Since his decision to go solo in 2013, Kivel has put out four albums and he recorded his upcoming record from a temporary home right here in Austin. last night in america features minimalist arrangements and instrumentation performed entirely by Kivel himself. This latest offering is a haunting and endearing meld of Americana, folk, lo-fi and ambient, begging for another listen immediately after the first.
Kivel has moved onto New York City, but he’ll be in town next Friday at the Cactus Cafe. last night in america is out this Friday but you can ascend over this Hump Day with a sneak peek, courtesy of “the tower”!