Sunday, September 9, 2012

There's a Tear In My Beer: Daughn Gibson - "Reach Into The Fire" (Shabazz Palaces)

For starters, Daughn Gibson's voice kinda sounds like an oddly appropriate mix between Johnny Cash, Barry White, and a bowl-full of coarse gravel; a style which is more than likely a direct result of teenage years spent drumming with assorted Philly and New York-area Hardcore Punk/Metal bands and the 10 years' time traveling cross-country in a BIG empty mac truck, blasting radio-transmitted Country music. When Daughn Gibson moved from his childhood town of Narazeth, PA to Carlisle in late 2010-11, he recorded what eventually ended up being All Hell ... simply created because "there weren't as many like-minded musicians to start a band with." Gibson's close friend Matt Korvette from Pissed Jeans pressed up a limited LP release of All Hell on his home-grown Indie label imprint, White Denim.

Daughn Gibson then decided to follow that up with a 2-track 45 and Bandcamp digi-single simply titled, "Lite Me Up" in conjunction with Dull Knife (June 2012). After recently wrapping up a string of dates, Gibson is headed back out on a US Tour, spanning from Oct. 29-Nov. 7th. As of late, the grizzly-voiced singer can proudly call Seattle's infamous Sub Pop Records home, having signed a deal with the Indie label just a few months ago. To coincide with his BRAND NEW allegiance, Daughn Gibson recorded and released "Reach Into The Fire." While it reflects his previous musical stylings, the track cleverly builds upon Gibson's glitched-out Country/Electro R&B ... The label categories Daughn Gibson as both a crooner and "sound sculptor" and he self-produced the bulk of "Reach Into The Fire," which pulls samples from 2 of his new-found labelmates: Shabazz Palaces & Tiny Vipers. In the meantime, he and Sub Pop are working together to sculpt what will become his sophomore album and label debut, set for a 2013 release!

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