On Me Moan Daughn Gibson truly reveals himself and the scale of his talent. If All Hell was black and white, Me Moan is not just Technicolor but a widescreen IMAX 3D blockbuster. While the roots of sample-based music remain, these songs and every piece of music on them is performed live, lushly detailed and richly orchestrated. While taking in everything from live drums, pedal steel and horns, to house strings, organs and even bagpipes, it never feels over stuffed, with every instrument or melody in its rightful place. Elsewhere, guitarists John Baizley (Baroness) and Jim Elkington (Brokeback) provide stunning performances.
Me Moan takes the listener on a journey as seen through Daughn's eyes, with stories and characters that are distinctively Noir-ish. You'll throw caution to the wind during 'Kissin on the Blacktop', pairing a stadium chorus to a bath-salt addled riff about a dive bar where "people buy drugs, consume them in the bathroom and just might be late for dinner", then nurse your hangover with 'Into the Sea'. You'll protect your loved ones against 'The Pisgee Nest' a track Daughn describes as "a pulsing woozy song about an incident in the woods that I heard about some years ago and it disturbed me to the core", then hold them close during 'Franco', a companion piece to 'Ray' from the debut album; "a song I could barely sing in the studio because it kept making me choke up, about a father who desperately wants his wife to emerge from the grief of her son's suicide". You'll also send 'Phantom Rider' after your enemies and feel remorse alongside 'All My Days Off'.
Me Moan Tracklist:
1.The Sound of Law
2. Phantom Rider
3. Mad Ocean
4. The Pisgee Nest
5. You Don't Fade
7. Won't You Climb
8. The Right Signs
9. Kissin on the Blacktop
10. All My Days Off
11. Into the Sea
Daughn will play a special show in London at Birthdays on 28 May, after stopping off at Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona.
Daughn Gibson US & European Dates:
24 May Barcelona Primavera Sound
26 May Brussels AB Box #
27 May Amsterdam Paradiso #
28 May London Birthdays
29 May Paris Point Ephemere
30 May Copenhagen Pumpehuset
1 Jun Porto Primavera Sound
16 Jul Louisville Zanzabar
18 Jul Detroit Magic Stick
19 July Chicago Pitchfork Music Festival
21 Jul Madison High Noon
22 Jul Minneapolis Triple Rock ^
23 Jul Fargo Aquarium
25 Jul Vancouver Biltmore *
26 Jul Seattle Capitol Hill Block Party *
27 Jul Olympia Capital Theater (Backstage) *
28 Jul Portland Doug Fir
30 Jul San Francisco Rickshaw Stop **
2 Aug Los Angeles Echo **
3 Aug San Diego Casbah **
4 Aug Phoenix Rhythm Room **
6 Aug Marfa, TX El Cosmico (FREE SHOW)
8 Aug Austin Red 7 ***
9 Aug Houston Fitzgeralds ***
11 Aug Nashville Stone Fox ^^
12 Aug Atlanta, GA Earl ^^
13 Aug Charlotte, NC Milestone ^^
15 Aug Washington Black Cat (backstage) ^^
16 Aug Philadelphia Johnny Brenda's ^^
17 Aug Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands ^^
^ w/ Merchandise
* w/ Cairo Pythian
** w/ William Tyler
*** w/ the Young
^^ w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
# w/ On Me Moan
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