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Laura Veirs announces new album ft. Sufjan, touring, shares new song

Laura Veirs

Long-running solo artist, notable Decemberists collaborator, and case/lang/veirs member Laura Veirs will release her tenth solo album, The Lookout, her first since 2013’s Warp and Weft, on April 13 via her own Raven Marching Band Records. It was produced by longtime collaborator Tucker Martine, who also plays on it, and it features guest vocals from Sufjan Stevens and Jim James, as well as contributions from Karl Blau, Steve Moore, Eli Moore and Eyvind Kang. The first single is “Everybody Needs You,” which is a gorgeous dose of the type of indie folk that Laura Veirs always does so well. It has a video directed by Lance Bangs with animation by Screaming Females’ Marissa Paternoster. Watch/listen and check out the tracklist below. That’s the artwork above.

Laura also announced a tour, including a Brooklyn show happening on May 24 at Rough Trade with The Hackles. Tickets go on sale Friday (2/2) at 10 AM with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (1/31) at noon. All dates are listed below.

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Tracklist
1. Margaret Sands
2. Everybody Needs You
3. Seven Falls
4. Mountains of the Moon
5. Watch Fire
6. Heavy Petals
7. The Lookout
8. The Meadow
9. The Canyon
10. Lightning Rod
11. When It Grows Darkest
12. Zozobra

Laura Veirs — 2018 Tour Dates
Fri. May 18 – Seattle, WA @ Fremont Abby
Sat. May 19 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Mon. May 21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Tue. May 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Thu. May 24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Fri. May 25 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East (upstairs)
Sat. May 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Sun. May 27 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage
Tue. May 29 – Paris, FR @ Le Café de la Danse
Wed. May 30 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique (upstairs)
Thu. May 31 – Amsterdam, NE @ Bitterzoet
Sat. June 2 – Sheffield, UK @ The HUBs
Sun. June 3 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Mon. June 4 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK @ The Cluny
Tue. June 5 – Glasgow, SCT @ Oran Mor
Wed. June 6 – Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
Fri. June 8 – London, UK @ Union Chapel
Sat. June 9 – Cardiff, WAL @ Church of St. John the Evangelist
Sun. June 10 – Bristol, UK @ The Thekla
Mon. June 11 – Brighton, East Sussex, UK @ The Komedia

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