For those of you who like indie-lady-pop, and you know who you are don’t be ashamed, please pause the new Laura Marling record for a second and listen to the song below by completely different Laura. Laura Stevenson & The Cans to be exact. The song? “Master of Art”
Laura Stevenson & The Cans debut LP is aptly named Sit Resist. It’s about never staying stagnant. Always moving and always changing. This could mean one of two things going forward:
1. Laura Stevenson & The Cans will disband to pursue other musical endeavors.
2. Laura Stevenson & The Cans will continue to develop their sound and grow old with a long catalogue of music.
While I’m sure all of the band members could go on to other very successful musical acts, I really hope they don’t.
Laura’s voice has been compared to that of Regina Spektor’s and while I think that’s accurate I would toss in a pinch of Joanna Newsom. Especially the Joanna from lets say “Baby Birch” as opposed to “Peach Plum Pear.” However at the 3:26 mark of “Master of Art” Laura Stevenson ups the ante. It’s this vocal and musical element that separates her from Regina Spektor or Joanna Newsom. She likes to move away from the soft and the twee and into some classic indie-rock.
Laura is currently on loan to Europe but hopefully she will be back soon to entertain the west coast. And with that I give you the music video and of course the always adored Soundcloud.
I will never forget the cloud.