New What Laura Says Album in June
Phoenix, Arizona based-band, What Laura Says' Bloom Cheek is the group's second full-length record. Quite a bit more focused than their patchwork debut record, Thinks and Feels, Bloom Cheek plays out as a layered, lush and vibrant journey from start to finish.
The album will be released June 8, 2010, on Raleigh, North Carolina- based label Terpsikhore Records - creation of indie darlings, the band Annuals and run by bassist Mike Robinson.
What Laura Says Thinks and Feels was the original tongue-in-cheek moniker created in 2003 by founding band members James Mulhern and Danny Godbold. The acoustic duo played for years at coffee houses and house parties in the Phoenix area until 2006, when they joined forces with the accredited rhythm section of Mitch Freedom and Greg Muller, as well as like-minded multi-instrumentalist Jacob Woolsey.
This combining of friends and forces resulted in a full five-piece American band in the truest sense. What Laura Says' layered song writing and instrumentation melds together the sounds of psychedelia, pop, blues, Americana, and indie rock delivering a fresh sonic experience both vintage and contemporary in tone.
"There are musicians who can play well, there are those who can consistently write a good tune; but it's rare to find a band in this era that puts these qualities on display and couples it with adventurous originality, all without even touching a synthesizer! While Arizona is a long way from North Carolina, the caliber of pure musical love, knowledge and independence that is "Bloom Cheek" will only come around a few times in anybody's life. "-Mike Robinson, Terpsikhore Label Owner and Member of Annuals
What Laura Says Tour Dates w/ Annuals and The Most Serene
Wed May 5th @ Crofoot Ballroom Pontiac, MI
Thu May 6th @ Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, OH
Fri May 7th @ Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
Sat May 8th @ 400 Bar Minneapolis, MN
Tue May 11th @ Crocodile Seattle, WA
Wed May 12 @ Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
Fri May 14th @ Bottom of The Hill San Francisco, CA
Sat May 15th @ Spaceland Los Angeles, CA
Sun May 16th @ The Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ
Wed May 19th @ Emo's Alternative Lounge Austin, TX
Thu May 20th @ Mango's Café Houston, TX
Fri May 21st @ Hailey's Denton, TX
Sun May 23rd @ Old Rock House St. Louis, MO
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