Listen To New Laura Stevenson's Song, THE BIG FREEZE Out Friday
On Friday, Laura Stevenson's fifth full-length, The Big Freeze, will finally hit down on CD, LP, and digital download. Today, though, you can sustain yourself with the album's third single, "Dermatillomania," and a feature interview with Laura via Fader.
Melodically, "Dermatillomania" is the The Big Freeze's breeziest moment, with jangling guitar riffs that call back to '80s indie-pop. The sweetness of the hooks masks a darker sentiment, though -- a song about self-harm and the struggle to heal.
Recorded in her childhood home during the dead of winter, The Big Freezerepresents a pivotal step for Stevenson. For the first time on record, her voice and guitar are in clear focus. And though it is easily the darkest album of Stevenson's career, it is also without a doubt her most powerful.
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LAURA STEVENSON ON TOUR
3.14 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
5.3 - Washington DC @ Black Cat
5.12 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
5.14 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
5.15 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
5.17 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
5.18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre
5.22 - Boston, MA @ Sinclair
5.23 - Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
5.24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
5.25 - Burlington, VT @ Arts Riot
5.29 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
5.30 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
6.3 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
6.5- Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
6.6 - Madison, WI @ Memorial Union Terrace / University of Wisconsin
6.13 - Bethel Woods, NY @ Mountain Jam