Laura Veirs The Lookout LP
Laura Veirs The Lookout LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Additional Artists: Jim James, Sufjan Stevens
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Laura Veirs The Lookout LP

Laura Veirs

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SKU:
RAVLP012
UPC:
634457859616
Click Here for Video Sample!

Exquisite Folk-Pop On Vinyl LP!
Featuring Guest Vocals From Jim James & Sufjan Stevens!


A prolific songwriter for over twenty years, Laura Veirs proves the depth of her musical skill on her tenth solo album, The Lookout. Here is a batch of inimitable, churning, exquisite folk-pop songs; a concept album about the fragility of precious things. Produced by Grammy-nominated Tucker Martine, Veirs' longtime collaborator, The Lookout is a soundtrack for turbulent times, full of allusions to protectors: the camper stoking a watch fire, a mother tending her children, a sailor in a crows nest and a lightning rod channeling energy. "The Lookout is about the need to pay attention to the fleeting beauty of life and to not be complacent; it's about the importance of looking out for each other," says Veirs. "I'm addressing what's happening around me with the chaos of post-election America, the racial divides in our country, and a personal reckoning with the realities of midlife: I have friends who've died; I struggle with how to balance life as an artist with parenting young children."

Written and produced on the heels of Veirs' acclaimed album with Neko Case and kd Lang (case/lang/veirs), The Lookout integrates the fluency of collaboration with Veirs' notorious work ethic. The twelve songs on the album are the result of a years' worth of daily writing in her attic studio in Portland, Ore. "Twenty years ago when I was just starting out with my punk band, it never occurred to me to write five versions of a song," says Veirs. "I've learned to see how malleable lyrics and melodies can be. I have more tools as a musician so I write many versions of songs until I find the right fit." Such range is demonstrated on the operatic vocals of "The Meadow" and the intricate finger picking on "Watch Fire". "The Lookout", the album's title track, is an ecstatic anthem to trusted relationships.

The Lookout draws on the talents of a time-tested crew of musicians: Karl Blau, Steve Moore, Eli Moore, Eyvind Kang and Martine. Says Veirs, "These guys are a good hang, ego-free and wonderful players who just want to serve the songs." Sufjan Stevens and Jim James provide guest vocals.

For Martine, who fell, almost two decades ago, for Veirs' unique sound after listening to a tape cassette she'd sent him in the mail, this album reflects a bar that keeps getting raised. Both familiar and strange, The Lookout gets better with repeated listens, warming to the skin like a cherished saddlebag, critical for the journey ahead.

"The Lookout treats us to exactly what we'd expect from Laura Veirs in well-crafted and thoughtful songs delivered with a warm and reassuring familiarity. Those listeners tuning in a little more keenly and willing to try these songs on time and again, though, will undeniably be rewarded with some of the finer fruits of one of the most dependable singer-songwriters working today." - The Line Of Best Fit

"Overall, it's a collection of folk- and country-oriented rock that shows Veirs' sharp focus for songwriting and arrangement, knowing when to let a song stay personable and conversational and knowing when to take a composition into gorgeous, otherworldly places." - Stereogum



Features:
• Vinyl LP

Selections:
Side A:

1. Margaret Sands
2. Everybody Needs You
3. Seven Falls
4. Mountains Of The Moon
5. Watch Fire
6. Heavy Petals
Side B:
1. The Lookout
2. The Meadow
3. The Canyon
4. Lightning Rod
5. When It Grows Darkest
6. Zozobra
Description
Click Here for Video Sample!

Exquisite Folk-Pop On Vinyl LP!
Featuring Guest Vocals From Jim James & Sufjan Stevens!


A prolific songwriter for over twenty years, Laura Veirs proves the depth of her musical skill on her tenth solo album, The Lookout. Here is a batch of inimitable, churning, exquisite folk-pop songs; a concept album about the fragility of precious things. Produced by Grammy-nominated Tucker Martine, Veirs' longtime collaborator, The Lookout is a soundtrack for turbulent times, full of allusions to protectors: the camper stoking a watch fire, a mother tending her children, a sailor in a crows nest and a lightning rod channeling energy. "The Lookout is about the need to pay attention to the fleeting beauty of life and to not be complacent; it's about the importance of looking out for each other," says Veirs. "I'm addressing what's happening around me with the chaos of post-election America, the racial divides in our country, and a personal reckoning with the realities of midlife: I have friends who've died; I struggle with how to balance life as an artist with parenting young children."

Written and produced on the heels of Veirs' acclaimed album with Neko Case and kd Lang (case/lang/veirs), The Lookout integrates the fluency of collaboration with Veirs' notorious work ethic. The twelve songs on the album are the result of a years' worth of daily writing in her attic studio in Portland, Ore. "Twenty years ago when I was just starting out with my punk band, it never occurred to me to write five versions of a song," says Veirs. "I've learned to see how malleable lyrics and melodies can be. I have more tools as a musician so I write many versions of songs until I find the right fit." Such range is demonstrated on the operatic vocals of "The Meadow" and the intricate finger picking on "Watch Fire". "The Lookout", the album's title track, is an ecstatic anthem to trusted relationships.

The Lookout draws on the talents of a time-tested crew of musicians: Karl Blau, Steve Moore, Eli Moore, Eyvind Kang and Martine. Says Veirs, "These guys are a good hang, ego-free and wonderful players who just want to serve the songs." Sufjan Stevens and Jim James provide guest vocals.

For Martine, who fell, almost two decades ago, for Veirs' unique sound after listening to a tape cassette she'd sent him in the mail, this album reflects a bar that keeps getting raised. Both familiar and strange, The Lookout gets better with repeated listens, warming to the skin like a cherished saddlebag, critical for the journey ahead.

"The Lookout treats us to exactly what we'd expect from Laura Veirs in well-crafted and thoughtful songs delivered with a warm and reassuring familiarity. Those listeners tuning in a little more keenly and willing to try these songs on time and again, though, will undeniably be rewarded with some of the finer fruits of one of the most dependable singer-songwriters working today." - The Line Of Best Fit

"Overall, it's a collection of folk- and country-oriented rock that shows Veirs' sharp focus for songwriting and arrangement, knowing when to let a song stay personable and conversational and knowing when to take a composition into gorgeous, otherworldly places." - Stereogum



Features:
• Vinyl LP

Selections:
Side A:

1. Margaret Sands
2. Everybody Needs You
3. Seven Falls
4. Mountains Of The Moon
5. Watch Fire
6. Heavy Petals
Side B:
1. The Lookout
2. The Meadow
3. The Canyon
4. Lightning Rod
5. When It Grows Darkest
6. Zozobra
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
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Artist
Laura Veirs
Title
The Lookout
Composer
Additional Artists
Jim James, Sufjan Stevens
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Creation Date
Release Date
04-11-2018
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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