Morby learned to play guitar when he was 10. In his teens he formed the band Creepy Aliens.
17-year-old Morby dropped out of Blue Valley Northwest High School, got his GED, and moved from his native Kansas City to Brooklyn in the mid-2000s, supporting himself by working bike delivery and café jobs. He later joined the noise-folk group Woods on bass. While living in Brooklyn, he became close friends and roommates with Cassie Ramone of the punk trio Vivian Girls, and the two formed a side project together called The Babies, who released albums in 2011 and 2012.
Following his move to Los Angeles, Morby recorded a collection of songs with Babies producer Rob Barbato which were intended to be an homage to New York City. Released in 2013 by Woodsist Records, the eight-song collection was called Harlem River and became Morby's debut as a solo artist. The album also features drummer Justin Sullivan (The Babies) as well as contributions from Will Canzoneri, Tim Presley (White Fence), Dan Lead, and Cate Le Bon.
While on tour, Morby wrote songs that were later featured on his second album, Still Life. The album was once again produced by Barbato and released on October 14, 2014.
Morby worked with Sam Cohen (Apollo Sunshine, Yellowbirds) on his third album titled Singing Saw which will be released on March 15, 2016.
"I Have Been To The Mountain" from Singing Saw out April 15, 2016
on Dead Oceans
May 05 Oslo London, United Kingdom
May 06 La Maroquinerie Paris, France
May 07 Atelier 210 Bruxelles Brussel, Belgium
May 08 Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 09 Lido Berlin, Germany
May 10 Jazzhouse Copenhagen, Denmark
May 11 Pustervik Göteborg, Sweden
May 12 Mejeriet Lund, Sweden
May 13 Radar Århus, Denmark
May 14 Molotow Hamburg, Germany