The best way I can describe her music is that her songs are so delicate and gentle and kind… possibly just like Laura Gibson, herself ....
We like Laura Gibson. I was lucky enough to have caught the gentle songstress earlier this year.
Recently, NPR named a Laura Gibson's song, "The Carob Trees" as NPR's Song of the Day.
Gibson talked about the origin of the unreleased song, "'The Carob Trees' came after a visit to my friend Raul's family home in the countryside near Valencia, Spain. The house and land had been in his family for many generations. Raul told stories of trapping quail and collecting olives when he was a child, of his parents stomping grapes into wine. Raul's great grandfather collected stones to build terraces up the hillside in order to plant trees on the land. There were olive trees and almond trees, and then also a type of tree that wasn't familiar to me. Raul didn't know the English word, and didn't know the Spanish word. Finally, after he called it "poor man's chocolate" I realized they were carob trees. I was thinking of all the generations who spent time under those trees, and how we move forward in time and in relationships, both within and also outside of our own will. Thinking of will in relationships, and of trees, and of lineage, I was reminded of the story of Adam and Eve. The narrator in the song became a mix of Eve, of Raul's great great great grandparents, and of myself."
Laura Gibson's tour dates:
11.02 The Shakedown Bellingham, WA #
11.04 Rickshaw Theater Vancouver, BC #
11.05 Nyne Spokane, WA *
11.06 Top Hat Missoula, MT #
11.07 Visual Arts Collective Garden City, ID #
11.08 In The Venue Salt Lake City, UT #
11.09 Larimer Lounge Denver, CO #
11.10 Carter Payne Colorado Springs, CO #
11.11 Low Spirits Albuquerque, NM #
11.13 Solar Culture Tucson, AZ #
11.14 Sail Inn Tempe, AZ #
11.15 Soda Bar San Diego, CA ^
11.16 The Echo Los Angeles, CA #
11.17 Great American Music Hall SF, CA #
11.18 G Street Wunderbar Davis, CA #
11.20 Wow Hall Eugene, OR #
11.23 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR #
12.13 Capetown Int'l Convention Center S.Africa
12.15 Wits Theatre - Johannesburg, S. Africa
# w/ Typhoon & Lost Lander
* w/ Terrible Buttons
^ w/ Lost Lander & Run Luca
Daughn Gibson just recently signed to legendary Sub Pop Records and will be heading out on tour this Fall, after playing some CMJ shows (including Pitchfork and Sub Pop showcases).
His new Sub Pop debut record will be released in 2013. Check out a preview from Sub Pop's soundcloud:
With all this Sub Pop excitement, let's not forget about his 2012 White Denim's album, All Hell.
Gibson's tour dates:
Oct. 31 - St Louis, MO - Apop Records
Nov. 01 - Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge
Nov. 03 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov. 04 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov. 05 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
Nov. 06 - Oxford, MS - Lamar Lounge
Nov. 07 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl (w/ Earth)