Daughn Gibson Signs to Sub Pop, Shares Drawling and Dynamic 'The Sound of Law'

From the Pennsylvania singer-sampler's July 'Me Moan' LP

Daughn Gibson the Sound of Law Me Moan Album
Daughn Gibson / Photo by Jacek Poremba
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Chris Martins

Daughn Gibson's music is as rich as his back story. The guy is a "honkey-tonk spaceman who, at one time, earned his daily wage as a truck driver," as SPIN's David Bevan put it in the review for All Hell, the Pennsylvania musician's break-out album. That stunning set, which found the baritone-blessed singer employing samples to carve out a new country niche, only came out a year ago, but he's ready to follow it up with Me Moan on July 9.

The new album will be the former Pearls and Brass drummer's first for Sub Pop and was announced with a stream of the new song "The Sound of Law." That first taste kicks off with a steady four-four pulse and a guitar lick that sounds plucked from a bar band's set at a biker booze hole. Strange ambient swells sneak in as Gibson sings strange things about bad dads, drifters, and women. According to the physical press release, Baroness guitarist John Baizley contributes to Me Moan, as does Brokeback's Jim Elkington. Gibson co-produced the record himself with help from Benjamin Balcom (Mahjongg, the 1900s).

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Daughn Gibson, Me Moan track list:

1. "The Sound of Law"
2. "Phantom Rider"
3. "Mad Ocean"
4. "The Pisgee Nest"
5. "You Don’t Fade"
6. "Franco"
7. "Won’t You Climb"
8. "The Right Signs"
9. "Kissin on the Blacktop"
10. "All My Days Off"
11. "Into the Sea"

Daughn Gibson tour dates:

May 24 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
May 26 - Brussels, BE @ AB Box #
May 27 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso #
May 28 - London, UK @ Birthdays
May 29 - Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
May 30 - Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
June 1 - Porto, PT @ Primavera Sound
July 16 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
July 18 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
July 19 - Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
July 21 - Madison, WI @ High Noon
July 22 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock ^
July 23 - Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
July 25 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore *
July 26 - Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party *
July 27 - Olympia, WA @ Capital Theater *
July 28 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
July 30 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop **
August 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echo **
August 3 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah **
August 4 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room **
August 6 - Marfa, TX @ El Cosmico (FREE SHOW)
August 8 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 ***
August 9 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds ***
August 11 - Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox ^^
August 12 - Atlanta, GA @ Earl ^^
August 13 - Charlotte, NC @ Milestone ^^
August 15 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat ^^
August 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's ^^
August 17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands ^^

^ w/ Merchandise
* w/ Cairo Pythian
** w/ William Tyler
*** w/ the Young
^^ w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
# w/ Kurt Vile

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