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Laura Gibson
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Laura Gibson has made a video for “I Don’t Want Your Voice To Move Me” from Goners, released last year on Barsuk. Directed and produced by Laura herself, the video stars Laura walking through various scenes of gorgeous wilderness, and she eventually finds herself in some unexpected, mysterious company. The vibe of the video works wonderfully with the slow-burning song. Here’s what Laura tells us about it:

The phrase “I don’t want your voice to move me” came to me as I was driving up to Mount Hood the summer before last. I kept singing the phrase to myself while walking up the face of the mountain near Timberline Lodge. I was processing a lot of heavy things at the time, and began thinking of the particular experience of shared loss between two people: sitting across from someone you love, feeling unable to cross the emotional distance to connect or comfort them. Sometimes there exists a giant lake of pain between two people that neither knows how to cross.

Since I was young, whenever I’ve felt a rupture in a relationship, be it death, or physical distance, or my own inability to express what I want to express, I’d dream or imagine I was searching for the person in some other landscape. The surreal representation of a real intention.

I wanted to make a video that included these images, that captured something of grief, and of the ways we silently reach towards one another when we’re unable to summon the words. The image of a woman in a red hospital gown came to me while hiking in the mountains of Nepal, and I began imagining a story that became the video.

The video premieres below.

Laura is also one of the 2019 curators for Joyful Noise Records’ White Label Series, where artists “help shine a spotlight on their favorite undiscovered or under-appreciated bands. Each month features a new full length album, hand-picked by one of our artist-curators, limited to just 500 copies.” Laura chose Kele Goodwin‘s 2010 album Hymns, and Laura and Kele will be playing two shows in Oregon to celebrate the release.

Laura also has several other tour dates, including a NYC show at The Loft at City Winery on April 26 (tickets). All dates are listed below.

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Laura Gibson — 2019 Tour Dates
Jan. 15 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry*
Jan. 16 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout*
Jan. 17 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill*
Jan. 18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo*
Jan. 19 – Louisville, KY @ Odeon*
Jan. 20 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement+
Jan. 21 – Athens, GA @ Hendershots Coffee
Jan. 22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl#
Jan. 24 – Austin, TX @ Cactus Cafe$
Jan. 25 – Dallas, TX @ Double Wide$
Jan. 26 – Houston, TX @ Shoeshine Charley’s Big Top Lounge$
Jan. 28 – Marfa, TX @ Crowley Theater$
Feb. 7 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Stargazers Theatre & Event Center**
Feb. 8 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Stargazers Theatre & Event Center**
Feb. 9 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf**
Feb. 10 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf**
Feb. 11 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Feb. 12 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren**
Feb. 13 – El Cajon, CA @ Grand Ole BBQ
Feb. 15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore**
Mar. 21 – Sisters, OR @ Suttle Lodge***
Mar. 23 – Portland, OR @ The Old Church***
Apr. 26 – New York, NY @ The Loft at City Winery

* with Stelth Ulvang
+ with Dawn Landes and Stelth Ulvang
# with Takenobu
$ with Dana Falconberry
** with Gregory Alan Isakov
*** with Kele Goodwin

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