August 22nd, 2012
Back in April, we were pretty friggen’ excited to get to see Daughn Gibson’s first performance ever as a solo artist at Ortlieb’s in Northern Liberties. Sure, he’d been in some bands before (Pearls and Brass), but since his debut record came out, All Hell, the local hero chose to dip his toes in the performance pond here in Philadelphia. Well his record was a hit, and nearly every music critic in America pretty much agreed. Our friend Elliot Sharp took significantly more time in our paper to explain the delicacies and intricacies of the man’s deep and beautiful voice (and sound).
A press release came over this morning:
“We at Sub Pop are absolutely thrilled to announce that Daughn Gibson has joined our label roster. The charismatic crooner and sound sculptor, will release his label debut worldwide on Sub Pop in 2013.”
“Daughn Gibson hails from the Cumberland Valley town of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The charismatic crooner and sound sculptor’s music sets his subversively witty and colorful tales against an engaging blend of electronic, country and blues. Gibson’s spirited, DIY approach is informed by his time spent playing in punk and metal bands and stints as a cross-country truck driver. His deep baritone adds to the allure, which posits the handsome balladeer in territory explored by the greats. He’s earned comparisons to the likes of Lee Hazelwood, Scott Walker and Arthur Russell, and contemporary artists like Nicolas Jaar, Magnetic Fields and James Blake.”
You can listen to a new track “commemorating” his signage on his SoundCloud called “Reach Into The Fire.” It samples Shabazz Palaces and Tiny Vipers. And while he has a massive slew of tour dates booked into November, and we’re quite proud that he’ll support Yeasayer from August 22 to September 1, none of them are even close to Pennsylvania. HOWEVER, there’s an Allentown, PA one-off at The Sportsman Cafe with Merchandise on September 11th. Shouldn’t be more than an hour-and-a-half drive.