Laura Gibson – Hands In Pockets

Every year the crew behind the music wing of SXSW release a torrent with mp3’s from the bands appearing across Austin. If your bag is traipsing through a mountain of mp3’s (700+) then jump right in but be warned that you’ll have to circumnavigate plenty of dross to turn up gems like ‘Hands In Pockets’. At the point that Laura Gibson appeared I had massacred at least a dozen songs that ranged from badly recorded rockabilly to ear splitting thrash metal. ‘Hands In Pockets’ is a picture of calm, a clutter free misty morning with an alluring chanteuse in place of chirping birds. Gibson is from Portland and recently ditched her solo performances for the full-blown band effect when the wonderfully named 5-piece Musee Mecanique joined her on stage. She also recorded a Daytrotter session which goes to show how highly she is regarded in the right circles. An impressive new voice is emerging. KD

Laura Gibson – Hands In Pockets

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Year: 2006

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