Laura Veirs - Year of Meteors - Audio Stream
"Veirs' songs qualify as poems: careful, word-conscious, narrative, neither foggy nor overwritten, and tend to give you a take on regular life experience that you don't quite expect."
-The New York Times
A Seattle resident by way of Colorado, Veirs' background in geology and kinship with the rugged landscape meld together with her punk performing roots to form an unusual musical outlook. Her recordings have elicited overwhelming praise in the U.K., where the Independent called Carbon Glacier "the most enthralling album I have encountered this yearŠa benchmark by which future Americana releases will be judged" and Mojo said, "Laura Veirs might be the bridge between the alt-country ghetto and the Sheryl Crow-revering mainstream." Veirs spent most of 2004 touring in support of her Nonesuch debut, the hauntingly beautiful Carbon Glacier. She then worked her way around the States, where she was still just being discovered. The experience was at times heady, other times grueling, and she incorporated it into her new songs. Year of Meteors is no ordinary travelogue, but it will definitely take you on a remarkable journey.document.write('');
But don't mistake Laura Veirs for a singer-songrwriter. This is a band record: a fertile collaboration between Veirs and her studio band, the Tortured Souls (who often play live with her). Produced by Tortured Soul band member Tucker Martine, Year of Meteors' lyrics include dream-like images of sky and sea, punctuated by guitar bursts, handclaps and melodic keyboards and strings. In addition to Martine's percussion and "beats" the album features Steve Moore (piano, organs), Karl Blau (bass, guitar, vocals), and Eyvind Kang (viola).
Don't miss Laura on tour with Sufjan Stevens this fall:
9/7 New York, NY @ Joe's Pub
9/8 Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theater*
9/9 Montreal, QC @ Cabaret La Tulipe*
9/10 Toronto, ON @ Trinity - St. Paul's Centre*
9/11 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre*
9/13 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom*
9/14 Newport, KY @ Southgate House*
9/16 Chicago, IL @ Metro*
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