February 7, 2019:

Her fifth album, The Big Freeze, will be released March 29, 2019:

Long Island Laura Stevenson

About making her latest album, Laura writes:

“All of his recording gear was in a storage space in Jersey City, so last winter we loaded it into my childhood home on Long Island and set up a make-shift studio. There we could isolate ourselves and work on our own time, getting the best and most honest version of each song; every track began with just me singing and playing the guitar. All of the other instrumentation was built on top of that; strings, horns, organs, pianos, percussion, etc., but every note played was meant to serve what the song was saying. It was a really beautiful experience for me to make this record; it focuses on trying to heal old wounds, trying to stay hopeful, and trying not to let myself disappear.”

For those who aren’t familiar with Laura, she’s a singer-songwriter and the former keyboard player for the group Bomb the Music Industry!.

Since leaving that band, Stevenson has been on her own for a number of years.

Her first single, from the new album is “Living Room, NY” (see video below). The song shines thanks to the warmth of Laura’s vocals and its string backing.

Laura launches a North American tour in May and June. Performances include Brooklyn, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Vancouver, Seattle, and other cities. Her Brooklyn show will be at Rough Trade on May 24. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 8 at 10 AM, with an American Express presale starting Wednesday, February 6 at noon.

At least two shows (Philadelphia and Boston) are with Kississippi, (no opener announced for Brooklyn at this time).

To learn more and to follow Laura, here are her links:

  • Laura’s official website: https://www.laurastevenson.net/

  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LauraStevensonMusic/

  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurastevenson

  • Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/laurastevenson/

    Here are the announced tour dates:

    2/7 – Gainesville, FL @ Changeville Festival

    2/9 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (with Jeff Rosenstock)

    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 (w/ Kississippi)

    5/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA (w/ Kississippi)

    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


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