City Slang’s new singing Laura Gibson releases new album


City Slang’s latest addition Laura Gibson has announced that her new album ‘La Grande’ will be released in January 2012! The title track has also been made available as a free download and you can also watch the sublime video for ‘Milk-Heavy, Pollen-Eyed’ by using the links below.
Gibson will also be on a UK tour with Richmond Fontaine throughout September, the full dates are below.You can listen to and download ‘La Grande’ below:

You can also watch the video for ‘Milk-Heavy, Pollen-Eyed’ here:

Born in the small logging town of Coquille, Oregon, Gibson started as an outsider to Portland’s vibrant indie rock scene performing solo acoustic shows in AIDS hospices and kindergartens. Her previous record ‘Beasts of Seasons’, released on City Slang imprint Souterrain Transmissions in 2009, was indeed a “beast” of a record, split into two parts: communion songs and funeral songs.

Since the release of this endeavour, Gibson was able to claim a very special place in the world of modern folk music, among critics, but more importantly, among the hearts of sincere music lovers.

If ‘Beasts of Seasons’ was a record about quietness and frailty, ‘La Grande’ is a record about strength, and finds Gibson not just crawling, but leaping out of her shell. The album came to form with much encouragement and musical help from Joey Burns of Calexico, The Dodos, and several Portland luminaries.

However, some of the most magical moments are when Laura plays all the instruments – which include acoustic and electric guitars, bass, percussion, piano, pump organ, vibraphone, marimba and a marching drum.

You can catch Laura Gibson on tour with Richmond Fontaine this month:

Thu Sept 15 Manchester UK Academy 3
Fri Sept 16 Oxford UK Bullingdon Arms
Sat Sept 17 Exeter UK The Pheonix
Sun Sept 18 Winchester UK The Railway
Mon Sept 19 Bristol UK The Tunnels
Tue Sept 20 Sheffield UK The Greystones
Wed Sept 21 Leeds UK Brudenell Social Club
Thu Sept 22 Glasgow UK Stereo
Fri Sept 23 Newcastle UK The Cluny
Sat Sept 24 Bedford UK The Civic
Sun Sept 25 Norwich UK Arts Centre
Mon Sept 26 Nottingham UK The Glee Club
Tue Sept 27 London UK The Scala

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