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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!

Welcome (Broke Site Be Gone)

Hello there folks.

I’ll skip the technical bits about mirroring and root directory migration to just let you know quite plainly that if you happened to browse here lately only to find yourself inexplicably looking at an abstruse file list in blue Times font, well, I think those moments are behind us. Expect a few broken links here and there. (It’s been a trickier than expected launch.)

Nonetheless, I hope you find the new site a bit more relevant, informative, cogent, and easy to read.

And pretty.