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There has been further news of new material from Laura, and she has stated that her newest album will be recorded on electric guitar in one tuning.  Should be interesting!

Also, find a list of Laura’s newest songs at preytonone.blogspot.com.  Thanks to Nightrocker for that!

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In contrast to the general quiet here, Laura Marling is still out and about, just as brilliant as ever.  She’s been prolific, which is typical, stating in a recent interview (cited below) that she already has enough material written for a fifth album.  It seems like more and more people are starting to take note of our favorite transplanted English musician.Image

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Laura’s latest album has made it onto several Top Album lists for 2013, as it only deserves.  This includes album #20 from The Rolling Stone!  For more information, check out the official page on her website here.

I came across an interview, which you can read here, where Laura discusses her song-writing process:

“I suppose I am reluctant to explain or clarify because I myself am not entirely sure what the songs are,” she says, explaining that she writes “in a sort of haze” and describing a “stream of consciousness” process where words and music emerge simultaneously. “The more I play them, the more I recognise things, which is interesting to me. It makes me feel like there’s some magic in it somewhere.

And her unique decision to tour without a band:

“I never felt more alone than when I toured with a band, because my natural inclination when I’m surrounded [by people] is to go into myself and internalise. I had acquired a bus and a crew and a tour manager and a band, and there was this long line of things that removed me from the essence of what I was doing. So I wanted to take it back to zero.”

She was also featured on World Cafe in October, which can be found here.  The whole show is about half hour long, consisting of an interview and her playing a few songs off the new album.  Definitely worth a listen!

I want to apologize for my lack of responses to your comments.  I am unable to view them on the computer I work on, but I promise I’m going to make more of an effort from now on!  If there is any Laura-phenalia you guys would like to share, please comment!  I definitely can’t do this all alone and I’m happy people are taking the time to read here.

Happy Holiday.

Not Dead – Updates

Hello fellow Laura fans!

So sorry to have left you stranded for such a long time.  WordPress has been giving me trouble from my computer recently.  But it looks like we owe you some updates!  Along with Once I Was An Eagle being nominated for the Mercury Prize again (hoorah!), there are some new US tour dates from Laura for October and November:

(For links to buy tickets, go to the original post on her website, here.)

21 October – Los Angeles, CA – The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church
22 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
24 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

25 – Vancouver, BC – Rio Theater

28 – Boulder, CO – eTown Hall
3 November – Marfa, TX – Highland Annex

6 – Austin, TX – Central Presbyterian Church

7 – Dallas, TX – The Kessler
9 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
11 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
14 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
16 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre

Hopefully she’ll book a show Utah, USA at some point so I can see her play again.  Is anyone planning on seeing her soon?

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If you’re in a Laura-deprived location like myself, I guess videos will have to do.  View her appearance and performance on David Letterman from August here.  Or take a look at her new music video for “Devi’s Resting Place” here.  It’s really just plain beautiful, and very Gothic/Bronte-Sister-Inspired.  Which only makes sense because she’s named the Brontes as some of her favorite authors in interviews.  That’s one thing I’ve always appreciated about Laura’s music – it’s all so timeless; it feels like it could have been written recently or a whole century ago.

As for interviews, you can read a recent one from her time in Australia here.

I apologize about all of the links, rather than just putting the video in the actual post.  For whatever reason, I’m unable to upload videos right now!  Have a lovely day.

 

“Who else is making music as ambitious, as haunting, as centuries-straddling, as thought-provoking and artistically tenacious as this? And the answer is: nobody. No, really. Not a soul.” -Source

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You can now stream the entire album via multiple sources. Here’s a stream offered by The Guardian. For the people waiting for the ‘real’ thing, just one more week of waiting (May 27th – US/CA May 28th)!

Laura Marling also announced a couple of Australia dates next to the Splendour in the Grass show. The shows all share the beautiful setting, the will al take place in churches. The dates:

23 July – St. Stevens Uniting Church – Sydney, Australia
25 July – Flinders St Baptist Church – Adelaide, Australia
26 July – St Joseph’s Church – Perth, Australia
30 July – St Michaels Church – Melbourne, Australia

In late April from The Guardian came one of the most intimate interviews of Laura Marling yet!  She decided to make a big change, and the Londoner moved to California. (Which makes me feel good about the direction my country is taking for the first time in a long time.)

“If you’re someone like me, who likes to be alone but doesn’t want to be lonely, this is a very good place to be. England is not. I think I can say that.”

You can read all about it here.

-Meg

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