One of the best parts of being the younger brother to two brilliant musicians is all the new sounds I get introduced to via birthdays and other gift giving occasions. This year Gian Carlo Feleppa dropped a fabulous stack of new LPs on me and in the mix was Laura Stevenson and the Cans second album "Sit Resist". A phenomenal guitarist and composer in his own right Gian knows he can never go wrong turning me on to these stunning singer/songwriters with their beautiful voices wielding Telecasters loaded with ferociously delicious distortion and melodies. Hopefully you have been paying attention and have treated yourself to such must have albums as St. Vincent's "Actor" from 2009 and Sharon Van Etten's "Epic" from 2010. Well here is a new one that should surely make it's way into your 2011 summer soundtrack. Here is "Master of Art" by Laura Stevenson and the Cans off the album "Sit Resist" (Don Giovanni Records, 2011). ...and remember, support your local artists and local record stores - buy legit, people.
Laura Stevenson and the Cans
"Master of Art", directed by Sara Crow
"Sit Resist" is out on Don Giovanni Records
(released April 26, 2011)
All songs by Laura Stevenson
Recorded by Eric Bennett, Peter Naddeo, and Jeff Rosenstock
Mixed by Eric Bennett at the Hunt Studio
Produced and Arranged by Laura Stevenson and the Cans
and a huge thanks to all the above for your amazing gift of music to us, the happily listening masses! Have a great summer everyone!!