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*
A video for the track "Galaxies" is being directed by Terri Timely (Joanna Newsom, The Wrens).