Daughn Gibson’s Carnation
is available now on CD / LP / DL in North America from your friends in the music business, Sub Pop Records. Conveniently enough for fans and newcomers alike, a brand-new Daughn Gibson official video for “Daddy I Cut My Hair” is also available as of today and was directed by the talented Matt
Carnation, featuring the highlights “Shatter You Through,”
“Bled to Death,” “It Wants Everything,” and “Daddy I Cut My Hair,” was
co-produced by Gibson and Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Tim Hecker),
recorded at Avast Studios in Seattle, Washington and mastered by Jason
Ward at Chicago Mastering.
The new albumalso features guest appearances from
composer/violinist to Eyvind Kang (string arrangements), renowned studio
drummer Matt Chamberlain, as well as Gibson’s long-standing musical
conspirator, Jim Elkington. Additional contributions include: Steve
Moore (Piano, Trombone, Keyboards and Synths); Milky Burgess, Paul
Wegman, and Jer Rouse (Guitars); Skerik (Saxophone); and Jay Kardong
(Pedal Steel). Carnation is the follow up to Me Moan, Daughn Gibson’s Sub Pop debut.
North American purchases of Carnation are available through Sub
Pop Mega Mart,iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp. Fans who purchase the album
from us at our MegaMart store will receive the Loser Edition on white, black
and blue swirl colored vinyl (while supplies last only).
What people are saying about Daughn Gibson:
“Singular and unsettlingly sophisticated.” [8/10] - Uncut
with hindsight in its favor, gives Gibson the ability to keep on
stretching his narratives, but it also wisely pomades some of his
wildest hairs. The country urges are tamped down to the occasional
guitar line and qualities of Gibson’s singing voice, giving the music a
chance to open up to breezier vistas. These are mostly pitched between
Tangerine Dream’s ’80s material and soundtracks, Sylvian/Japan, Danny
Elfman and ’80s radio pop groups like a-ha, a mixture of influences and
ideas that’s remarkably compelling when set against such visceral
tales…Across all three records, and on this one in particular, there’s
a reach of ambition that never gets mired in artifice or
inconsistencies; this is surprising, complex music that deals with
stories difficult to tell outside the printed page. Gibson leads
listeners through them on the rumble seat, without so much as a lap belt
or handhold to keep us steady.” [“First Listen”] - NPR Music
“Another weirdly fitting edition to Gibson’s sonic smorgasboard.” - Time Out London
“Carnation hears Gibson veering away from his earlier country
influences and embracing “ambient textures,” creating an elegant, dark,
and cinematic collection of songs…In addition to delivering brooding
beats and eerie soundscapes, Gibson uses his deep, theatrical style of
singing to explore serious themes like mental health (“Daddy I Cut My
Hair”) and masculinity (“A Rope Ain’t Enough”), as well as the simpler
things in life, like the moment an alarm clock wakes you from the peace
of sleep on lead single “Shatter You Through” - Exclaim!
“Gibson finally sounds the part.” [4/5] - MOJO
“Its brisk metropolitan midnight pop accented by eerie violin and
honky-tonk guitar and topped off with Gibson’s death bellow. He spins a
story about being jarred from peaceful sleep into dreadful waking life;
it’s as odd as anything he’s committed to tape, but it’s also his most
instantly appealing single yet.” [“Shatter You Through”, Carnation] - Stereogum
“Quite possibly his catchiest work to date, the titillating track is
marked by groovy bass, twangy guitar, and Gibson’s rich baritone.”
[“Shatter You Through”, Carnation] - Consequence of Sound
“A brisk, impressive new track with swift strings, tinkling piano keys,
and a quick-paced Gibson demonstrating a keen grasp on pop’s best
offerings…The future is here and now, and it’s on repeat.”
[“Shatter You Through”, Carnation] - FLOOD
You can now listen to Daughn Gibson’s “It Wants Everything,” a new offering to from Carnation, his forthcoming album. The Line Of Best Fit
says of the track, “It’s a slinky, sizzling piece of Southern Gothic
cowboy-pop: whiskey-soaked guitars slither through rattlesnake rhythms
and Gibson’s inimitable baritone croon - imagine if Ian Curtis was
raised in Louisiana. It’s a subtle track, never wavering into
over-cooked pastiche, instead slowly bubbling up and over the pan…
although overtly sinister, Gibson’s new single is indescribably erotic.
This is Carnation’s bad boy, dressed in leather and smouldering in your ears (see song premiere April 30th).”
Daughn Gibson’s third record, Carnation, is out June 2nd on your (presumably) favorite Seattle record label, Sub Pop. Pre-order here.
Daughn Gibson’s Carnation will be available on CD / LP / DL June 1st in Europe, June 2nd in North America and June 8th in the UK from Sub Pop. The
album, featuring the highlights “Shatter You Through,” “Bled to Death,”
“It Wants Everything,” was co-produced by Gibson and Randall Dunn
(Earth, Sunn O))), Tim Hecker), recorded at Avast Studios in Seattle,
Washington and mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering. The album
features guest appearances from composer/violinist to Eyvind Kang
(string arrangements), renowned studio drummer Matt Chamberlain, as well
as Gibson’s long-standing musical conspirator, Jim Elkington.
Additional contributions include: Steve Moore (Piano, Trombone,
Keyboards and Synths); Milky Burgess, Paul Wegman, and Jer Rouse
(Guitars); Skerik (Saxophone); and Jay Kardong (Pedal Steel). Carnation is the follow up to Me Moan, his Sub Pop debut. Please find a complete tracklisting below.
You can now listen to the lead single, “Shatter You Through” via Stereogum, who says of the track: “As odd as anything he’s committed to tape, but it’s also his most instantly appealing single”(see premiere March 12th).”
Pre-orders of Carnation are available through Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp. Fans who purchase the album from megamart.subpop.com
will receive the Loser Edition on white, black and blue swirl colored
vinyl (while supplies last). There will also be new T-shirt design,
available individually and as part of a bundle with purchase of Carnation.
About Daughn Gibson’s Carnation:
Daughn Gibson of Carlisle, PA is a singer, songwriter and musician possessed of a singular and strange vision. Carnation
is the latest exhilarating and dark embodiment of that vision. It’s
also his third album. It’s an album that’s more elegant and
sophisticated than anything he’s done to date, and which sees the
elements of country music, more prominent on his past records (the 2012
release All Hell on the White Denim label and Sub Pop’s 2013 release of Me Moan), undone by ambient textures and sounds to extraordinary effect.
Shot through with a deep sensuality, Carnation is a high-wire
balancing act, at times sexual, emotionally intense and comforting. The
album features Daughn’s strongest songwriting yet, with lyrical subject
matter that shares a kinship with writers Raymond Carver and Donald Ray
Pollack. The music here combines with those lyrics to widescreen effect,
and Carnation feels filmic in its execution: It evokes, and in
many ways pays homage to, the works of Tim Burton, Pier Paulo Pasolini,
and John Waters.
Carnation’s most pervasive theme might best be described as the
chaos of circumstance and the 11 tracks here tell related stories. In
“Bled to Death,” Daughn passes away and laments the cruel hand dragging
him back to earth. On “Daddy I Cut My Hair,” a young man recently
released from a mental health facility desperately searches for sexual
intimacy. “A Rope Ain’t Enough” follows the story of an ambivalent man
suddenly awaking to the disease of masculinity, and formulating a plan
to eradicate it. “It Wants Everything” is written from the point of view
of a drunk and belligerent “jester of circumstance”. Then there’s the
addictive lead single, “Shatter You Through,” which happens to detail a
moment of peaceful sleep broken by the alarm clock toll of dread and
sadness, but proves to be one hell of an earworm (read more at Sub Pop).
In this week’s edition of Throw Back Thursday, wherein to we choose a well-aged music video from the Sub Pop back catalog, we bring you Daughn Gibson’s Halloween-appropriate video for the Me Moan standout “Phantom Rider”. Pick it up on CD/LP/DIG from Sub Pop here.
After what seems like forever, the follow up to Daughn Gibson’s remarkable debut, All Hell comes out today. Listen to the excellent track, “You Don’t Fade”, from Me Moan, Daughn’s Sub Pop debut, in the accompanying player.
July 9th, 2013, the birth date of Daughn Gibson’s Sub Pop debut and the long-awaited follow-up to last year’s brilliant All Hell. Me Moan, is approaching quickly. We’ve already given you “The Sound of Law”, the first track off the new record, and with today comes “You Don’t Fade”, which Pitchfork called “an easy lope with pitch-screwed vocal samples and frissons of guitar and bass”. So do yourself a favor and download the track, listen to it while on a nice, easy lope, and we guarantee you’ll get a frisson of excitement about the upcoming release date for Me Moan.