We are now accepting pre-orders for Time Off by Steve Gunn (PoB-08)Steve’s first album with a full band featuring John Truscinski (drums) and Justin Tripp (bass), Time Off showcases the virtuosic guitarist’s oblique character sketches and story-songs, using the trio format to launch his compositions and singing into new, luminous strata. This is Gunn at the top of his game, utterly unique but steeped in traditions both vernacular and avant-garde. It’s the perfect head-nodder for those upcoming summer sessions!

To purchase the album, and for more details, click here and select your preferred format(s). The vinyl LP is available in a limited edition, featuring matte, old-school tip-on jackets, a full-color inner sleeve, and a digital download coupon; the CD is housed in a heavy matte gatefold wallet.

Pre-orders will begin shipping 10 days in advance of the June 18 release date. Enter the coupon code “Time Off” (without quotes) during checkout to receive a $2 discount on any purchase of Time Off PLUS one or more additional PoB items from our Shop. We’ve even cut prices on two catalog items (The Red Rippers reissue and Said I Had a Vision comp) to sweeten the deal! (Coupon will work for orders of multiple items only.)

All Time Off pre-orders include a link for an immediate 320k MP3 download of the track “Water Wheel,” which Pitchfork kindly premiered today.


Pre-order customers will also be automatically entered into a drawing for a free (and scarce) copy of the Golden Gunn LP (3 Lobed Recordings‘  2013 Record Store Day release), a killer collaboration between Steve, Hiss Golden Messenger, and the mysterious Dickie Silk.

The album will be available for digital-only purchase from this website and from major digital outlets on June 18. (If you’re interested in a digital-only pre-order, please visit our Bandcamp page.)


Steve will be touring this Spring and Summer with Kurt Vile (as opener and as a Violator) and with Daughn Gibson. Here’s what those gentlemen have to say:

“It’s impossible to just talk about Steve. He’s too good! He’s so good; just listen to him. What can I even say about him that touches that? I just want to listen to him. I remember I was so excited when I discovered Jack Rose, someone living in my city who had caught the torch from Fahey. Hearing Steve, I immediately received that same deep appreciation and was completely blown away, beyond. Just growing up with “roots music” (so to speak) and immediately seeing something that was real and totally pure, no gimmicks. But he takes it further, and on his own terms, and all the while it sounds old, and new, and timeless. Dude’s a head, what can I say? It made me want to be a part of it myself.” 

– Kurt Vile, on Steve

“Sunday morning driving music. Beautiful repetitions, incredible guitar playing, memorable songwriting. On repeat.”
– Daughn Gibson, on Time Off


Photo by Tim Stanton.

Photo by Tim Stanton.