November 21st, 2009 by raven
Today we feature a cross section of “I Can See Your Tracks” performances as a reminder that the clock is still ticking on the video contest.Â And of course you can enjoy the album track in a FREE two track download simply by taking a test drive through Laura’s new Raven Marching Band Shop.
Performed at an intimate rehearsal show before the Fall tour with The Decemberists.
Live audio performance on Exit 97.7, WEXT Albany, NY:
“I Can See Your Tracks”
A great interview from WNRN Charlottesville, Virginia, while on tour with The Decemberists:
And finally a stripped down studio performance captured on video.
November 20th, 2009 by raven
According to Andy Gill, critic for The Independent, The NME has it all wrong and Carbon Glacier aught to be on the top 10, for the decade according to this article.Â Well cheers mate, and here’s to July Flame for the aught-Tens.
November 16th, 2009 by raven
Come celebrate the passing of another decade–seems like 1999 was just yesterday doesn’t it?–with the timeless old time music of Two Beers Veirs!
Reserve your tickets here.
The tradition continues with Two Beers Veirs and full band featuring Annalisa Tornfelt, Chris Funk, Nate Query and Tucker Martine with Lewi Longmire, Colin Meloy, Darrin Craig, Maggie Lind! NOTE: No one under 21 years old will be admitted.
November 12th, 2009 by raven
Widely known for being among the most critical of media outlets, Pitchfork writer Dan Weiss had some kind things to say about Laura’s title track:
“July Flame”, the title track from her upcoming album of the same name, is a certain breakthrough, and for glorious 3:45 mere singing-songwriting is everything it could be: pretty, lyrical, sculpted, not sappy or cloying.Â It’s nice to hear the word “unslakeable” spat in Veirs’ vaguely sexy purr, and while the violin-and-choir-assisted coda won’t be for everyone I know, she was right to dare it.
Just a reminder, you can download this track along withÂ “I Can See Your Tracks” for free in a single we’ve dubbed July Flame Overture.Â We simply ask you to set up a quick customer profile before delivering the goods, so we can illustrate the wonders of The Raven Marching Band Shop now equipped to deliver downloads.
November 12th, 2009 by raven
Laura and the Hall Of Flames recorded a session live to tape in Los Angeles on their last tour.Â Many thanks to luxurywafers.net for the quality production and careful presesntation.Â Hop on over for more studio sessions from great artists.
Armed with a prodigious vocabulary, synchronism with nature and magically potent songwriting skill, Laura Veirs has the cutest little untarnished, no-nonsense voice that grabs the ears and tugs the heart for entrance, like an irresistible, wide-eyed child gently begging entry to your lap, book and blanket in tow. That first tug instantly unveils the opening of a thirsty vessel inside the fortunate listener. Once seated, Veirs’ pure and innocent voice, in concert with sonorous arrangements, melts to a delightful stream of flowing mead, equal parts comfort and enchantment – a stream you’ll find yourself wishing would never end.
Meeting Laura Veirs and her quirky, earthy/bookwormy crew, the last thing you’d think of is a name-dropping fest. Instead, Laura, through her music, evokes warm, intellectual forest sprite, an unselfconscious goddess in touch with the varied rhythms of human emotion and the pulse of seasons.
Listen to the Exclusive Live Tracks (option/click to download):
Where Are You Driving? [mp3]
Ether Strings [mp3]
Secret Someones [mp3]
See photos from Laura Veirs’ live Luxury Wafers Session HERE.
November 9th, 2009 by raven
Tucker Martine, long-running producer for Laura Veirs, was honored as a Top 10 Best Producer Of The Decade according To Paste magazine. Read the full article here.
Tucker Martine, who spent the decade working with The Decemberists (The Hazards of Love and The Crane Wife), Thao (We Brave Bee Stings And All) and Bill Frisell (The Intercontinentals and The Willies). Other notable projects: The collected works of Laura Veirs.
November 6th, 2009 by raven
Paste has posted the Making Of July Flame Video on their website, wherein Laura Veirs & Tucker Martine guide us through glimpses of crafting the record “July Flame” at Flora Studios in Portland, Oregon.
Watch at pastemagazine.com or better yet, subscribe to the Laura Veirs Podcast and watch this video and more via your desktop or mobile device!Â Simply click this button:
October 29th, 2009 by raven
We are pleased to announce The Laura Veirs Podcast today.Â What is it?
A podcast is a free sequential distribution of media.Â That is, The Laura Veirs podcast will feature live videos, interview segments, behind the scenes glimpses and the like from Laura. We anticipate updating this weekly with something new.Â The most popular way to ‘subscribe’ is via iTunes (mac or PC) which enables you to listen and view on your desktop, mp3 player or phone.Â Simply click this button:
Advanced users may use this feed for their podcast aggregator or RSS reader:
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