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The Lookout!

By Laura Veirs Admin

The Lookout!

My 10th album is done and dusted! I wrote songs every day for over a year to get this batch.  My longtime producer (and husband) Tucker Martine recorded and produced it last Summer. Many dear friends played on it including special guests Sufjan Stevens and Jim James. It’s a concept album about the fragility of precious things. It’s about the importance of looking out for each other. I’m proud of this one and hope you enjoy it! Thanks to all involved!

The Lookout LP/CD/Digital
Street date: April 13th, 2018  |  Pre-order album: HERE NOW!
First 100 pre-ordered CDS and vinyl will arrive SIGNED BY ME before street date. All pre-orders will include a download of the 1st single.


First single/video: "Everybody Needs You” - watch HERE NOW!
Directed by Lance Bangs, artwork by Marissa Paternoster (Screaming Females)


US, UK & European Full Band Tour! See dates below!

This music is coming out in N. America on my (literal) Mom-and-Pop label Raven Marching Band. Bella Union is our partner overseas. It keeps us afloat when you share the news with friends, buy albums, buy tickets to shows or all of the above! THANK YOU FOR YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT! I’m grateful I get to make music for a living. 

Love, 
Laura and Team Raven Marching Band


 

US TOUR

5/18/18 - Seattle @ Fremont Abby - BUY TICKETS  
5/19/18 - Portland @ Mississippi Studios - BUY TICKETS
5/21/18 - San Francisco @ The Chapel - BUY TICKETS
5/22/18 - Los Angeles @ The Echo - BUY TICKETS
5/24/18 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade - On Sale Friday 2/2 
5/25/18 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East (upstairs) - BUY TICKETS
5/26/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle - BUY TICKETS
5/27/18 - Washington DC @ Union Stage - BUY TICKETS



UK/EU TOUR
5/29/18 - Paris @ Le Café de la Danse - On Sale Friday 2/2
5/30/18 - Brussels @ Ancienne Belgique (upstairs) - On Sale Friday 2/2
5/31/18 - Amsterdam @ Bitterzoet - On Sale Friday 2/2
6/2/18 - Sheffield, England @ The HUBs - On Sale Friday 2/2
6/3/18 - Leeds, England @ Brudenell Social Club - On Sale Friday 2/2
6/4/18 - Newcastle upon Tyne, England @ The Cluny - On Sale Friday 2/2
6/5/18 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Oran Mor - On Sale Friday 2/2
6/6/18 - Manchester, England @ The Deaf Institute - On Sale Friday 2/2
6/8/18 - London, England @ Union Chapel - On Sale Friday 2/2
6/9/18 - Cardiff, Wales @ Church of St John the Evangelist - On Sale Friday 2/2
6/10/18 - Bristol, England @ The Thekla - On Sale Friday 2/2
6/11/18 - Brighton, East Sussex, England @ The Komedia - On Sale Friday 2/2

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Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten

By Laura Veirs Admin

Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten
I’m excited to announce that my first picture book is in stores today in the US, Canada and the UK! It’s about one of my guitar heroines, Elizabeth Cotten. It was beautifully illustrated by NYC artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh and is being published by Chronicle Books. Thanks to everyone who made this book a reality. It was a years-long process and I learned a LOT!
 
I’ll be playing “Freight Train” and reading/signing soon:
01/28/18        Portland, OR    Green Bean Books at 11 am 
02/04/18        Seattle, WA      Third Place Books (Seward Park) at 11 am 
02/10/18        Portland, OR    Powell’s Books at 11 am 
 
You can also buy the book online at amazon.comindiebound.orgbarnesandnobel.com or chroniclebooks.com.
 
Enjoy,
Laura

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Midnight Lightning with Laura Veirs!

By Laura Veirs Admin

Midnight Lightning with Laura Veirs!
Happy New Year! I’ve been working for many months on a new podcast! It’s called Midnight Lightning and it's about the lives of musician parents. You can hear the trailer episode on iTunes today, and on Jan. 3 we will run our first episode with legendary bassist Carol Kaye. Episodes will come out every Wednesday for 13 weeks after that. The first season is mothers (and I hope to do a second season with fathers sometime down the line). 
 
You can listen/subscribe now at iTunes or at midnightlightning.net. Follow us on instagram at midnightlightningpodcast
 
Hope you enjoy the interviews! I’ve had a lot of fun doing them.
 
More news about my new Elizabeth Cotten picture book and new album coming soon… Thanks for your ongoing support!
 
All the best, 
Laura and Team Midnight Lightning

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'Troubled By The Fire' LP Out Now, New Album in The Works, 'July Flame' Makes Best List

By Laura Veirs Admin

'Troubled By The Fire' LP Out Now, New Album in The Works, 'July Flame' Makes Best List

Just a few short announcements:

Troubled By The Fire Vinyl LP Out Today!

Laura's 2003 release Troubled By The Fire is now available for the first time on vinyl.   Get it from the Raven Marching Band Shop or a finer record shop near you today, June 2nd!

"Laura Veirs sings fireside songs and sea shanties of hypnotic beauty.” -The Guardian

"Laura Veirs takes all of 12 seconds to get under your skin...to give you the feeling she's one of the most distinctive young artists you've heard in quite a while.” - No Depression
 

New Album in The Works

Laura will enter the studio in a couple weeks to begin recording her 10th studio album.  Many, many songs were written and a baker's dozen have made the studio cut.
 

July Flame Makes '100 Best Indie Folk Albums' List

Paste ranked Laura Veirs' July Flame at #34 in a recent top 100 of all time selection of indie folk albums. (Spoiler Alert) Congratulations to Sufjan Stevens who took #1 with Illinois!

Thanks so much,
Laura and co.

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People Have The Power!

By Laura Veirs Admin

My husband, kids and I will be marching in solidarity tomorrow in PDX, folks! Thank you, Patti Smith for this uplifting song - we covered it on our summer tour:  

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RAIR KX! 20 YEARS LATER, CARBON GLACIER LP OUT NOW

By Laura Veirs Admin

RAIR KX! 20 YEARS LATER, CARBON GLACIER LP OUT NOW
In this dark time of our new president’s inauguration, my old riot grrl punk band “Rair Kx!” is celebrating our 20th Anniversary.  You can hear our 1997 song “Cheerleader” here. This band was the beginning of my life in music and it was informed by community, bravery and political struggle. It was a great way to start.

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“BEST KEPT SECRET” FROM CASE/LANG/VEIRS DEBUTS

By Laura Veirs Admin

Today, Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter premiered “Best Kept Secret” from the forthcoming album ‘case/lang/veirs’ (June 17/ANTI-).  The piece includes a first interview with Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs on their collaboration that features fourteen new, original songs written by the artists over a period of two-and-a-half years. Read it here.
Share “Best Kept Secret” via Soundcloud  or YouTube.
 The new single will be available for purchase starting tomorrow March 29th on iTunes and streaming on Apple Music

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