In addition Laura’s myspace page will be debuting one song per day from the album from Feb 6-16th, at which point there’s another very special event we’re excited to share with you.
Preorder the CD and get Laura’s autograph with it! Or, order the vinyl LP that comes with a coupon for mp3 downloads.
“A bucolic collection of ruminations on mortality, these numbers are largely austere and threadbare, tastefully accented by rippling minor key piano, sawing cello, and the foreboding pluck of a banjo. It’s Laura Gibson’s wispy, fragile vocals that give the morbid subject manner a disarmingly self-aware grounding, as when she drawls longingly, “Shall I call your name, or learn to be alone?” on the lithe, slow motion sway of “Sweet Deception.”- Under The Radar
“It’s folk music like it ought to be. Delicate, but brave. Held up by a “flickering wisp of a voice suffusing the space with a warm glow.” I’d recommend this to any folk music fan or previous subscriber to No Depression. If you’re a fan of Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine, or Bright Eyes this record is for you.” – Muzzle of Bees
“Laura’s voice blends the line between child like innocence and that of a veteran chanteuse. She can captivate you with little more than a gentle picked riff and her voice, but her new record â€“ Beast of Seasons â€“ incorporates more textures and experimentation (including the swirling, fleshed out version of Where Have All Your Good Words Gone.” – Herohill
“Her vocals are incredibly clean and the songs are sweet but intelligent.” – Quiet Color
This just in:Â Laura Gibson will tour the west coast in February with recording artist Juana Molina who will soon release Proximamente on Domino Records.Â More Laura Gibson dates on sidebar.
In related LG news we are pleased to announce the first 200 orders for her forthcoming Beasts of Seasons will be signed by the artist. Order now to get your copy.
Feb 10 Triple Door w/ Juana Molina Seattle, Washington
Feb 11 Lola’s Room- Crystal w/ Juana Molina Portland, Oregon
Feb 15 Soho w/ Juana Molina Santa Barbara, California
Feb 16 Detroit Bar w/ Juana Molina Costa Mesa, California
Feb 17 Troubadour w/ Juana Molina Los Angeles, California
We like to point out when our roster artists are in the national spotlight.
Just Yesterday, Run On Sentence’s “Stonewall” was featured on NPR’s well curated Song of the Dayfeature.
“On Oh When the Wind Comes Down, Hamman’s visions of folk music are realized with rich imagery and entrancing instrumentation, as he crafts vivid storylines and long strings of compelling narration. He slips and slides from one character to another throughout the record, his versatile voice and musical styles setting the scene.”
Meanwhile the lovely Laura Gibson is found gracing the pages of the fashionable Nylon Magazine in the latest issue:
“The Portland singer/ songwriter has been through a lot of Northern winters, which might be why her tunes are perfect for them – tingled melodies plucked from a nylon guitar, with the lulling pace of a mom singing her kids to sleep.”
Now available as a pre-order in the HUSH shop, the anticipated and gorgeous Beasts of Seasons is due out on Feb 24th! In this video Laura Gibson introduces “Funeral Song” and plays on location at Portland’s Lone Fir pioneer cemetery, her former backyard when writing songs for Beasts of Seasons. The album will be released Feb 24th on HUSH Records.
After a year on the festival circuit, The Auteur finally makes it to a screen in Portland. Local film maker James Westby’s film has been drawing a lot of attention, and not simply because it’s riddled with nudity. The Willamette Week put it pretty well, saying, “The rigorous, ramshackle staging makes The Auteur the first titty movie that could have been produced by Rushmore’s Max Fischer. The Auteur may be just the latest movie to mock pornography, but it’s the first one since Boogie Nights to show a belief in movies.
The tight wire act of balancing raunchiness and earnestness was carried out with an adept and unique vision. Likewise the soundtrack features a compelling mix Portland music luminaries: Laura Gibson, Norfolk & Western, Flash Hawk Parlor Ensemble, The Decemberists, The Shaky Hands, and Blanket Music, to name a few. Go see it. It is the quintessence of LOL.
Lastly check out a wildly popular IFCnews Segment (8 million views and counting!) that cuts together film clips in with actor insights.
THE AUTEUR: A comedy about love, life, and porn. You’ll be glad you came.
“Laugh out loud funny!” – Variety
PORTLAND PREMIERE! FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5th at 8:30PM, with director James Westby Q&A to follow!!
Get your tickets right now by going here
(Afterparty to follow at SLABTOWN, sponsored by Amber Geiger and Porter Panther)
Playing Dec 5th-11th at 8:30PM & 10:15PM
More information: http://theauteurmovie.com
“Episode number seven of the fantastic Razing Mississippi series finds Laura Gibson at the wheel of a catepillar um… um… machine? Seriously, what the hell does that thing do? I’m a limp-wristed word pansy, so my knowledge of macho construction equipment is not too sharp. Anyone?
But what I do know about is the gorgeous music of Ms. Gibson–the flower growing through the cracks of the industrial cinderblock wasteland that will someday soon house the new Mississippi Studios venue–who debuts a new song, “Spirited,” in her performance here.” – Ezra Caraeff, End Hits