Laura Stevenson & The Cans: Master of Art
Brooklyn’s Laura Stevenson was schooled in the traditional music of her grandfather and grandmother (composer of “The Little Drummer Boy” and vocalist for the Benny Goodman Orchestra respectively) from an early age. It wasn’t until she started performing with Bomb The Music Industry in her teens, that she began writing on her own. Privately crafting songs on the softer side of indie rock and traditional folk, Stevenson was soon tapped as the band’s opener and, with the addition of Mike Campbell and Alex Billig in 2007, Laura Stevenson and the Cans solidified. Their live band grew into a quintet, often times swelling to eight members.
The band officially signed to New Jersey-based independent label Don Giovanni Records in November of 2010, and their sophomore LP, Sit Resist, will be released through the label on April 26, 2011. [wiki]
Laura and her band had several shows throughout the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin this year including shows at the Austin Convention Center, Thunderbird Coffee, Lonely Hearts Club Party at Uncorked Wine Bar, and many more this last Saturday. Check out a mixtape of many of the LHC bands that performed last week at the LHC SoundCloud player.
This is the first single from the forthcoming album, available for pre-order soon.