Daughn¬†Gibson came at us out of the blue back in 2012, a mysterious loner from Carlisle, Pennsylvania with a voice¬†that could test any¬†subwoofer to the limits. 2015 sees Gibson sauntering into the spotlight again with his third album Carnation, his second on Sub Pop Records.
Known for his pitch-perfect low-octave croon, Gibson channels the off-road dirt paths of Americana and country blues that our grandfathers played us when we were kids, but entwines layers of¬†cavernous dream pop¬†a la Mazzy Star and early Red House Painters, weaving a unique brand of American songwriting for any generation to identify with. ¬†He drew comparisons to other bass vocal rangers like John Maus and Dirty Beaches, but Gibson’s songwriting felt¬†a lot more introspective and personal, especially on¬†2012’s deeply melancholic¬†All Hell.
His newest track Shatter You Through is a much more rhythmic and glossy production, employing horns and¬†flittering pianos. ¬†His vocal is more breathy and seductive, like a seasoned mid-career¬†David Bowie. ¬†I even hear some similarities with The National’s more upbeat tracks, but again…Daughn Gibson ain’t riding anyone’s coattails. ¬†He’s a true innovator, and I expect Carnation to¬†hurl him into a much wider audience this year. ¬†Grab the ‘Loser’ edition after the ‘buy’ link.
- All customers who pre-order the LP version of Carnation will receive the album on Loser edition, Clear w/ White, Black & Blue colored vinyl, while supplies last.
- All pre-orders will also receive an instant download of the track, ‚ÄúShatter You Through‚ÄĚ, as well as a 2nd track before release day, which can be downloaded your SubPop.com account.
- In addition, by ordering through SubPop.com, you will be able to stream the album in full, up to 1 month before release day through your account (live stream date to be announced).
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive