American songwriter and guitar explorer Steve Gunn has revealed the details of the follow up to 2016's excellent Eyes On The Lines; his fourth record The Unseen In Between is set for release on January 18th through Matador. Along with the news of the new record he has also shared the coasting new track 'New Moon'.

In 'New Moon', Gunn immediately sets us on a course reminiscent to Van Morrison classics, but with a modern production sheen and an understated boisterousness that speaks to the crowdedness of today's world. As Gunn's lyrics touch on inchoate emotions and images that seem to be guiding him through his hectic life, his central guitar carries him with a gorgeous grace. Even as more instrumentation continues to crowd his mental space, he remains serene, oozing delightfully through a torrent of upright bass, harmonica and watery electric guitar. He pontificates through this downpour, coming out the other side with a feeling of wellbeing and carefree happiness, despite the disaffected feelings that may have been on his mind. Take a listen to 'New Moon' below.

Matador will release Steve Gunn's The Unseen In Between on January 18th (pre-order here), and he has a bunch of live dates ahead:

25/10 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool *
1/11 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool **
8/11 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool ***
31/1 - Boston, MA - Great Scott ^
1/2 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^
2/2 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer ^
8/2 - San Diego, CA - Casbah ^
9/2 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom ^
10/2 - Santa Cruz, CA - TBD $
12/2 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater $
13/2 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern $
15/2 - Sonoma, CA - TBD #
16/2 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel #
12/3 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
13/3 - Den Haag, NL - Paard
14/3 - Groningen, NL - Vera
15/3 - Hamburg, DE - Nochtspeicher
16/3 - Aarhus, DK - Radar
18/3 - Stavanger, NO - Folken
21/3 - Gothenburg, SE - Pustervik
22/3 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
23/3 - Berlin, DE - Frannz Club
24/3 - Prague, CZ - Archa Theatre
26/3 - Schorndorf, DE - Manufaktur
27/3 - Vienna, AU - Arena
31/3 - Zurich, CH - Rotefabrik
1/4 - Lyon, FR - Sonic
2/4 - Paris, FR - Le Petit Bain
3/4 - Kortrijk, BE - De Kreun
5/4 - London, UK - Oslo
6/4 - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds
7/4 - Leeds, UK - The Brudenell Social Club
8/4 - Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute

* w/ Bridget St John
** w/ Loren Connors, Alan Licht
*** w/ Little Black Egg (Yo La Tengo’s Georgia Hubley)
^ w/ Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore
$ w/ Meg Baird
# w/ Sachiko Kanenobu