Laura Gibson

Episode 395: Laura Gibson's 'Goners'

Episode 395: Laura Gibson's 'Goners'

On her latest LP Goners, Laura Gibson is taking on grief and the joy that can be found through grieving, and the result is her strongest record yet. Lush, adventurous, and human AF, Goners drags the listener down to the bottom, where it may be dark, but at least you’ve got good company.

PLUS: Maryjo Mattea is in pretty much ALL of the bands in Washington, D.C., and on her new single she’s being joined by good friend Cody Valentine (Allthebestkids) for a potent tale of personal empowerment and the joys that are out there waiting for us when we set ourselves free.


Laura Gibson @ DC9 - 11/26/2018

Laura Gibson @ DC9 - 11/26/2018

“So much work and thought went into every turn of phrase and every tiny shimmer of sound.” That is undoubtedly true listening to Laura Gibson’s fifth studio album Goners. It also added to the punchline when Gibson told the audience at her DC9 show that European press on her recent tour struggled to find a translation of the slang term she used as a title and pronounced in a more, well, juvenile fashion. It’s a funny reminder that you can control a lot of things in life, but you can’t control the world’s response—even when you’re careful.


THE LIST for July 8, 2016: Cool Your Jets

THE LIST for July 8, 2016: Cool Your Jets

In the musical West Side Story, as tensions and temperatures rise, Riff advises the Jets to be "cool" in a jazz fugue for the ages.  Nothing cools like jazz.  As political tensions and summer temperatures rise all around the country, we all need some jazz to cool our own jets.  As you begin your sweat-soaked commute or a sweltering evening at home, here are 15 hand-picked tracks to air condition your soul.  So smear the condensation from your drink on your brow, light the mosquito-repellent candles, and be cool. - Patrick


Episode 189: Laura Gibson

Episode 189: Laura Gibson

In March of this year, singer/songwriter Laura Gibson released Empire Builder. Not only was it her strongest record to date, but it is undeniably one of 2016's finest releases.

Around that time, we invited Laura (and her band) over the morning after an exhilarating performance at Iota Club and Café to talk about the new album, her transition to becoming a (mostly) full-time New Yorker, higher learning, and much much more. 

PLUS: Our friend Jonny Grave drops by to talk about his new album and the release show on June 7th for said album where he aims to prove its mettle to ya.

This is podcasting at it's fullest potential. 


Episode 170: Laura Gibson - Empire Builder

Episode 170: Laura Gibson - Empire Builder

For 30 years now, SXSW has brought the best and the brightest of the music industry to the music capital of the world for for a week of controlled chaos and musical overload. Music journalist Marcus J. Moore attended this summer camp for music nerds for the first time this year, and he’s hanging out with us to report back on what went down.

Laura Gibson has made a career of making sublimely beautiful folk music, but on Empire Builder she beat back adversity and ended up with her best album to date.

Oddisee is back with a free album Alwasta, and we’ve got a politically charged track off of it to rock your freaking dome.


PRESS PLAY: Laura Gibson - Milk Heavy, Pollen Eyed

Sounds Like: The Low Anthem, Sharon Van Etten
Why you should care: She's playing at IOTA TONIGHT so you get to see her up close and personal.

Portland, Oregon singer Gibson has been quietly building her audience since her 2006 release If You Come To Greet Me, and it looks like 2012 may be the year that that audience starts to get bigger. A lot bigger.

On her new album, La Grande, Gibson made sure to stay true to the insightful, heartfelt/heartstrung spirit of her earlier material, but also managed to expand her sound well beyond it's previous borders. Recruiting members of Calexico, The Dodos and The Decemberists to help add a slightly experimental sheen to her music, Gibson finds herself pushing up against the conventions of what we expect a folk song to be.