HUSH ambassadors to the Texas fest. Going to be there? Don’t miss ’em!
Thurs March 19 Afternoon / Time TBA Twangfest party
Thurs March 19 5:45 pm – Nail Distro Party
Thurs March 19 – Evening / Time TBA – Red Eye Fly official showcase
Fri March 20 Afternoon / Time TBA – Other Music party at French Legation Museum
Fri March 20 – 8 pm – The Round Austin at Space 12
Thurs Mar 19 2009 Official Day Stage- Conference Center
Thurs Mar 19 2009 Red Eyed Fly- Little Radio Party
Mar 20 2009 Sidebar- NAIL Distribution Party
Mar 20 2009 Tiniest Bar in Austin- Rumblefish Party
Thurs Mar 19th: w/ Efterklang @ 2 PM @ Other Music and DigForFire.tv’s Lawn Party;
Thurs Mar 19th: Peter Broderick 9 PM @ Bella Union Showcase @ The Ranch, and later w/ Efterklang @ 11 PM @ Habana Bar/Leaf & Hometapes showcase!
Sun Mar 15: Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
supporting M Ward 7:00pm (1717 N. Harwood, Dallas)
Thur Mar 19: SXSW Showcase, 8:00 pm @Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River St)
w/Laura Gibson,The Thermals, Upsidedown, Horsefeathers, The Shaky Hands
Shelley will also be singing with Tom Brosseau:
Fri March 20 at Hilton Garden 9:15pm (40 min set)
In addition to Laura’s Beasts Of Seasons, Loch Lomond released “Blue Lead Fences” on a collectors 7″ this week. Pressed on beautiful white vinyl, and limited to 500, this is one that’s sure to gain in value as the band continues its winning streak.
Buy it now in the HUSHshop for a mere $4 and dance to the download while you wait for Mr. Postman to deliver the artifact! Or just opt for the download @ $2.
Also, if you haven’t seen it yet, check out the video nicely showcased at Pitchfork.tv
Some highlights from the split-level, packed-like-sardines in-store at Portland’s Music Millenium:
Our sidebar is overflowing with tour dates. The latest string of which belong to Laura Gibson who has the next two and a half months mapped out for her.
And a reminder: NPR will begin streaming Beasts of Seasons tonight at 11:59 pm EST! Tune in. According to NPR, “Beasts of Seasons, is nothing short of a masterpiece”.
The Laura Gibson news ticker is spooling with news aplenty! Here are two events we wanted to ensure you know about.
1. We are thrilled to announce that NPRmusic will be featuring Beasts of Seasons streaming in its entirety all next week as a part of its Exclusive First Listen series! This relatively new feature of NPRmusic has formerly been reserved for legends like Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Paul McCartney, as well as indie heavyweights M Ward and Andrew Bird. So it’s a high honor and we’re thankful to be selected. From NPR:
“Laura Gibson‘s new album, Beasts of Seasons, is nothing short of a masterpiece, both for its flawless and often haunting execution and for its inspired statements on the human experience. Broken into two parts, “Communion Songs” and “Funeral Songs,” the album opens with a foreboding burst of feedback and static. If it’s the sonic equivalent of darkness and what may be lurking there, then Gibson’s fragile voice and plaintively strummed guitar soon emerge as a flicker of light. It’s a mesmerizing contrast, as the curtain rises for Gibson’s beautifully gloomy and arresting meditations on life and death.”
2. Next save the date: Thursday, April 2nd at the Old Church. From Laura:
“Portland folks please save this date. I will be joined by a special choir and the Portland Cello Project, and their will be a community potluck reception. It will be a beautiful night, and a fun time for all. I’ll send more details in coming days. “
Tickets will go on sale this week through Brown Paper Tickets. Remember: Early birds get the worm!
We are pleased to share the single from Laura Gibson’s much anticipated Beasts of Seasons with you. Enjoy!
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.
“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
“There’s a sense of urgency to the record that is instantly appealing.” – Who Killed The Mixtape
“Spirited” is a pretty but multi-layered tune, and strikes me as a little more experimental than much of Gibson’s earlier output. Good stuff.” – Cable and Tweed