Friday, July 15, 2011

Laura Stevenson and the Cans - Sit Resist

This is a very talented young Brooklyn band on New Jersey-based Don Giovanni Records (same label as recently-featured Screaming Females). Knocked out by the first run through, I wanted to give Sit Resist a few listens to see if it stands up... and it just got better.

Here's the video for "Master of Art"... like a lot of good artists, they aren't easy to pigeonhole, but everything they try seems to succeed. There's a bit of Spector "wall of sound" going on here:

And here's a link to download "Master of Art".

As I said, there's a lot of variety here. The common element is Stevenson's voice, which is clear, bright and stands out no matter whether the song is a rocker, a country or folk ballad, or even, in one case, what sounds like a sea chantey.

Highly recommended, and we should expect to hear more from this band as they gain a wider audience; they exhibit the kind of talent and work ethic that makes indie rock worth seeking out.

They're playing a few dates in the Northeast soon:

Thursday, July 28 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s (with Air Waves) - 8PM
Saturday, August 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Europa - 6PM
Thursday, August 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

For our European readers, good news... they're touring over there in September:

02/09/11 Berlin (DE), Lovelite
03/09/11 Dresden (DE), The Sound Of Bronkow Festival
04/09/11 Hamburg (DE), Astrastube
05/09/11 Koeln (DE), Tsunami
06/09/11 Paris (FR), Café de la Danse
08/09/11 Amsterdam (NL), Paradiso
10/09/11 Haarlem (NL), Patronaat
11/09/11 Southampton (UK), The Joiners
12/09/11 Cardiff (UK), 10 Feet Tall
13/09/11 Glasgow (UK), Nice’n’Sleazy
14/09/11 Nottingham (UK), The Maze
15/09/11 Manchester (UK), Castle Hotel
16/09/11 London (UK), Windmill Brixton
18/09/11 Grenoble (FR), Le Ciel w/ Nadeah
19/09/11 Zuerich (CH), Hafenkneipe
20/09/11 Padova (IT), Carichi Sospesi
21/09/11 Carpi (IT), Mattatoio
22/09/11 Martigny (CH), Les Caves du Manoir
23/09/11 Luzern (CH), Treibhaus
24/09/11 Dachau (DE), Kultur-Schranne
26/09/11 Erfurt (DE), Franz Mehlhose
29/09/11 Graz (AT), Forum Stadtpark w/ Handsome Furs
30/09/11 Celje (SI), Kino Metropol
01/10/11 Vienna (AT), Haus der Musik Festival

Buy at Don Giovanni Website

Laura Stevenson and the Cans Website

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