NPR First Listen Feb 17-24, Laura Gibson Album Release Show Apr 2.

NPR First Listen Feb 17-24, Laura Gibson Album Release Show Apr 2.

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!