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laura veirs talks new album due early 2010
July 19, 2009, 10:06 am
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190709_lauraveirsSinger wrote 75 songs; chose 13

As previously reported, one of Portland’s most luminous talents, Laura Veirs, has been hard at work on the follow-up to 2007’s Saltbreakers, but quite how hard has only just been apparent. Revealing in a recent interview with Decider Magazine that she had written 75 songs for the project, Laura admits to being “compulsive about finishing them” despite having struggled to try and keep things fresh for what will be her seventh album in 10 years. Only 13 songs made the final cut of July Flame, due out early next year through Nonesuch, and lucky people on America’s West Coast should be getting an early preview of the new material on Laura’s current tour. 

This time Laura is on the road without the band she worked with on 2005’s Year Of Meteors and then on Saltbreakers, gathering together instead various members of Seattle band Cataldo and Portland’s The Old Believers. Old Believers member Annalisa Tornfelt also appears on the album, as do Laura’s longtime collaborators Karl Blau and Tucker Martine. Jim James of My Morning Jacket also guests. “It’s a combination of some of the old cast and some new people,” says Laura, matter of factly.

Keep up with Laura on Twitter as she puts the finishing touches to the upcoming release.

Alan Pedder


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