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NEWS : WED, AUG 22, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Welcome aboard, Daughn Gibson

Somehow we recently convinced Carlisle, PA’s Daughn Gibson to sign a crushing and essentially eternal recording contract with us. And, somewhat predictably, we are borderline nauseatingly pleased with ourselves about this.

And, we would argue, with good reason!

Earlier this year, the White Denim label (run by music and fashion writer, and singer for the deservedly beloved Pissed Jeans, Matt Korvette) released Daughn Gibson’s debut album All Hell. This record (“Imagine if Nicolas Jaar edited together a cocaine-country album, with a crooner somewhere between Lee Hazelwood and Roy Orbison on the mic”) is so singularly great that even such publications as Pitchfork, SPIN, NME, and FILTER (we could go on) were moved to take note.

Pitchfork on All Hell in its “Overlooked Albums of 2012”: “Gibson’s excellent debut heavily relies on crackly samples of old country and Christian gospel records, and he borrows from those musical forms’ history of storytelling, too, a narrative gift most directly channeled on the father-daughter-episode-of-”COPS" lament “Tiffany Lou.” None of these elements would carry as much haunting emotional resonance without the presence of Gibson’s voice, a deep, cavernous instrument that draws flashpoint comparisons in sound to both Scott Walker and James Blake. More than anything, Gibson’s debut sounds warm, fully realized, and lived-in. It’s as if he’s been doing this for years, and it inspires hope that he continues to do so for years to come."

We’re hopeful that he continues to make music for years to come, too (to be blunt, he’s now legally obligated to do so), and the new Daughn Gibson song we’re giving away here seems a pretty good indication that he’s keeping up his end of the deal, with deeply exciting results. Daughn’s recorded a new song, called “Reach Into the Fire,” which samples the Shabazz Palaces track “an echo from the hosts that profess infinitum” and the Tiny Vipers songs “Slow Motion” and “Life on Earth.” We’re great fans of this new song and you can download “Reach Into the Fire” in the player above.

Daughn Gibson’s new full-length will be released worldwide on Sub Pop Records in 2013.

Daughn will tour in support of All Hell for the remainder of 2012. His late summer tour begins tonight, August 22 in Chicago, IL at the Vic and along the way he’ll play Portland’s Music Fest Northwest, support Yeasayer (August 22-September 1) and perform at FYF Fest in Los Angeles, CA (September 2). Here’s the full list of Daughn’s confirmed tour dates.


Posted by Alissa Gallivan