Posts Tagged ‘laura gibson’

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 147, 11 April 2012 Playlist

April 11, 2012

Dragons Power Up!, Educate Her Hair
Drugstore, Alive
Dreamdate, Wait for You
The Spiracles, End of the Affair
Dressy Bessy, Small
The Dresden Dolls, The Sheep Song
Laura Gibson, The Rushing Dark
The Dry Spells, Rhiannon
Drink Up Buttercup, Even Think
Tigertown, Still Breathing
Dum Dum Girls, Wasted Away
The Duhks, You Don’t See It
Elk Bell, A Little Cold Outside
Dynamite Club, Athena
Dubstar, Not So Manic Now
Young Magic, Slip Time
Ear Pwr, Melt
Dutchess/Duke, Let It Die
Mazzy Star, Lay Myself Down
Heather Duby, Terrabyte
Echobelly, Bellyache
The Lovely Bad Things, Old Ghost
Eels, Baby Loves Me
Elastica, Da Da Da
The Chambermaids, China Blue
Eisley, Memories
Ed Hines Band, Cindy Said
Heartless Bastards, Low Low Low
Eddie Loves Debbie, Making Friends
18th Dye, D.
Only the Sea Slugs, Big Sky
Emblems, Summer Air
El Perro del Mar, You Belong to the Sky Now
Ariane Moffatt, In Your Body
Elizabeth & the Catapult, Everybody Knows
Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard, O Feche
You Say France & I Whistle, Cats
The Ericksons, Lie for You
The Ettes, The Rules
Nneka, Restless
Erase Errata, Other Animals Are #1
Espers, Meridian
Old Monk, More Peat Moss, Please
Esquimaux, Red Rover
Esben and the Witch, Argyria
Evelyn Evelyn, Evelyn Evelyn
Exene Cervenka and the Original Sinners, Sky Blue Pink
Eux Autres, You’re Alight

Laura Gibson “La Grande”

March 11, 2012

Hi, this is Laura Gibson. You might recognize her from such collaborations as those with Ethan Rose and Portland’s PDX Pop Now! This winner is on Barsuk now, so you know she’s earned her stripes.
So are you expecting the somewhat brooding and rainy, classic indie sound? Well, good. The first track is the title track and sets this very tone. “Lion/Lamb” touches on Neko Case’s non-country side. The vibraphone is what really gets me going here.
Lisa Germano fans will appreciate “The Rushing Dark.” Either this sound is timeless, Germano was ahead of her time, or Gibson is stuck in the past. In any case, this one sounds a lot like “Way Below the Radio.”
“Crow/Swallow” must be tied to “Lion/Lamb” somehow, but at first I missed this connection, because both of these words have non-bird meanings as well. If you said that was the case with the other track, I’d say you were lion.
The other track I like is “Time Is Not.” I always make lots of Portland references in reviews of Portland artists, but I think I’ve done enough damage in this review already.