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Laura Gibson Hinah Session

photo: Ramona Cordova

photo: Ramona Córdova

While in France a few months back Laura Gibson played a house show with her boyfriend and collaborator Sean Ogilvie which was recorded by the kind and industrious folks of Hinah and distributed freely via their site and lastFM. The recording itself has an audio cassette patina to it which probably wouldn’t paint a kind picture of most artists, but in Laura’s case the strength of the raw songs come through, and her voice radiates in the small room. I recommend lighting a candle and playing these eight tracks over laptop speakers some quiet evening.

1 – “A Good Word, An Honest Man”
2 – “Broken Bottle”
3 – “Nightwatch”
4 – “Sleeper”
5 – “Hands In Pockets”
6 – “Shake Sugaree”
7 – “Come By Storm”
8 – “This Is Not The End”

Any small speakers will do, really.

While were at it, we should re-post the link to the excellent (and a bit fuller-bodied) Daytrotter session, as well as the properly notify you of the If You Come To Greet Me vinyl LP issued late last year on Graveface.

Laura Gibson to tour, record with Colin Meloy.

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photo: Laurent OrseauÂ

Yes, you may have caught through the wire that our very own Laura Gibson will go out on the ‘big bus’ with Mr. Meloy (of HUSH roster alumnus The Decemberists) on a whirlwind national tour to commence in April. Pitchfork recently announced the tracklist for the third in a series of cover EPs from Colin, set to cover the immortal Sam Cooke, which will find release exclusively on that tour.

However, the cyber patriarch of the indie set was not made privy to the fact these tracks feature a liberal dose of the LG. (That’s what we call Laura round here.) These are no less than duets, and will surely carry her voice a little bit further than it has already travelled on the merits of the instant classic If You Come To Greet Me.

The Auteur: naughty, charming and resonant.

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I’m pleased to announce the completion of a truly funny and endearing locally-shot film from director James Westby (Film Geek). I had the good fortune to screen a rough cut of The Auteur and I’m happy to report it’s got the makings of a cult classic. Not since Drugstore Cowboy have my expectations for a locally produced film been so exceeded. So, imagine my pleasure in announcing the soundtrack will feature Laura Gibson, Norfolk & Western, Flash Hawk Parlor Ensemble, The Shaky Hands, and Blanket Music, to name a few.

The film follows the larger-than-life adult filmmaker Arturo Domingo (Melik Melkasian) as he navigates the nexus of a creative and personal midlife crisis. Watch the trailer, featuring Blanket Music’s “Stand to Love” here. (Contains blocked out nudity. Lots of it.)

Have a listen to Yours Truly on the demo for the original song from Blanket Music’s The Love.
I wish I could tell you where to see it, but that will have to wait for now.

Wool & Jason Leonard

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First order of business. Wool is now shipping from the HUSHshop. Go there now and buy it. Gauranteed to kill you softly or your money back.

Next, let’s take a moment to take in the visual splendor of this release and give artist/musician/poster restoration expert Jason Leonard a proper shout out.

Not only does he play glass and steel bowls, wine glass harp, pitchforks, glockenspiel, resonator bells, leaves, belleplates, percussion, vibraphone and the like, but he turned in some delightful illustrations, including the cover for Wool. Who knew this mild-mannered multi-instrumentalist was so multi-disciplinary?

It doesn’t stop at illustration. Check out his myspace for animations and more music!

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Rumor has it a collaboration with Laura Gibson may be in the works. Keep your browser trained on this here (new, did you notice?) site for developments!