Here’s a video the band shot in between rehearsals. We are really looking forward to the first leg of tour!
BOSTON, NYC, PHILLY, VIENNA VA, PITTSBURG, ST. LOUIS, CHICAGO HERE WE COME! (Ticket links on the sidebar!)
Hooray! Warp and Weft is here today. Find it at your local shop, your favorite digital retailer, or at Laura’s own Raven Marching Band Shop. (Psst: We have a handful of signed copies left — first come first served.)
Now, those of you who have a copy in your hands, why not put your fingers to work while you bask in the soundscape? Each CD and LP comes with a custom pkrinted origami paper. Laura is willing to pledge money to The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence for each origami crane photographed with its creator, uploaded to her Facebook page. For details, watch this video:
*PLEASE NOTE: THE LINK AND TEXT IN THIS VIDEO ONLY DISPLAY ON DESKTOP BROWSERS. To get to the tutorial Laura mentions please click here: http://youtu.be/FSijU52XJ7w
Recorded while Veirs was pregnant, this forthcoming album was definitely influenced by motherhood, even on the more painful songs…”
We’re getting close to releasing my new album “Warp and Weft.” I’m excited!
You can buy two of the singles “Sun Song” and “America” today on iTunes, Bandcamp and/or you can pre-order the album here. All pre-ordered albums will be signed by me and will arrive before the release date of the album (August 20).
“SUN SONG” OFFICIAL VIDEO
Watch a new video for “Sun Song” here! (Directed by Alexandra Spalding)
I’m excited to announce that you can pre-order my new record “Warp and Weft” here NOW!
Here’s what Neko Case has to say about it: “A masterful record that is thoughtful, comforting, challenging and engaging. A complete protein!”
All pre-ordered cds and vinyl will:
* be signed by me
* include an instant download of the two singles “Sun Song” and “America”
* include a digital download of the whole record on the release date (August 20)
* be entered into a raffle for a signed vinyl test pressing of the album.
Pre-orders will arrive to you in advance of August 20.
DELUXE PATRON PACKAGE
There are several options for purchasing this album; you can see them all here. I’d like to highlight the “Deluxe Patron Package” which includes signed cd/lp with album download and a t-shirt and the following extras:
* EP download of three bonus songs
* Extended “Making of the Album” Video – 30 minutes
* “Warp and Weft Workbook” (PDF Download of hand-written lyrics and notes for all songs)
* “Warp and Weft” Instrumentals Album Download
“MAKING OF” VIDEO
Making this record was really fun! You can watch the “Making of the Album Video” here.
REEL TO REEL
Get them here.
I’m so excited to announce that my new record “Warp and Weft” is coming out August 20, 2013. You can hear the first track on the album here at NPR. It features many great musicians including awesome harmonies from the wonderful Neko Case. Fall tour dates are now posted as well. More coming soon!
Laura and Team Raven Marching Band
The record “Songs for Johnson Creek” was assembled by Matt Clark, executive director of the Johnson Creek Watershed Council, and features Laura Veirs and Aaron Nigel Smith, among other artists. Money from the 12-song project will initially go towards a Council project to install logs and boulders in-stream and excavate side-channel habitat in hopes of benefiting the creek’s native Chinook and coho salmon and steelhead trout.
The album features “songs for all ages,” with a healthy complement of children’s music.
Once the salmon habitat restoration is fully funded — the Council has so far raised $71,000 of the $86,000-plus required for the effort — the album proceeds will help fund an interpretive boardwalk alongside Johnson Creek.
The Johnson Creek group has received funds for the habitat restoration from Portland General Electric Co., Oregon Wildlife and the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District.
“This is our fundraising focus right now because we still need about $20,000 to fully fund this element of the project, and it’ll start in less than two months,” said Clark.