Published Jun 24, 2013Daughn Gibson previously played drums with heavy riff-rockers Pearls and Brass, but he's since stepped out from behind the kit and launched a solo career. His new album for Sub Pop is called Me Moan, and ahead of its July 9 release, it's available to stream in full at Exclaim.ca.
Opener "The Sound of Law" mixes blues licks with cinematic baritone crooning and a cascading drum pattern that resembles a train chugging down the tracks. It's a dark mood-setter, and the rest of the album follows in suit, with Americana inflections doused in reverberating atmosphere and modern production touches. At the centre of the album is Gibson's voice, which is deep with a hint of countrified twang.
The album was produced by Gibson, along with Benjamin Balcom, at MINBAL studio in Chicago. Listen to the whole thing below, and see the songwriter's tour schedule (which includes a Canadian show in Vancouver) right here.
UPDATE: This stream was available for one week only and is no longer available.