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Laura Stevenson and the Cans - Holy Ghost! [7-inch] (Cover Artwork)

Laura Stevenson and the Cans

Laura Stevenson and the Cans: Holy Ghost! [7-inch]Holy Ghost! [7-inch] (2009)
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When I think of Orgcore, I think of beards and things that are at least tangentially related to Hot Water Music (like beards!). I don't think of pretty female-fronted indie tunes in the vein of Laura Veirs and a folksier Lemuria. Yet that's what I received on Holy Ghost!, a seven-inch from Org-appro.


When I think of Orgcore, I think of beards and things that are at least tangentially related to Hot Water Music (like beards!). I don't think of pretty female-fronted indie tunes in the vein of Laura Veirs and a folksier Lemuria. Yet that's what I received on Holy Ghost!, a seven-inch from Org-approved indie folk act Laura Stevenson and the Cans.

Holy Ghost! offers three tunes for consideration. Opener "Mouthbreather" starts off modestly, just softly strummed guitar while Stevenson asks the eponymous mouthbreather to, uh, "breathe deeper." It's all very soft and warm, but the song gradually builds into a big ol' fireworks display, complete with horns, drums and one heck of a set of lungs from Stevenson. She can belt it out when needed. "Holy Ghost!" is a comedown by comparison, perhaps intentionally.

"Gathering and Leaping," the lone B-side track, opens with experimental feedback before settling into more country-ish territory, complete with accordion and violin. It's charming and peppy. The same could be said for the seven-inch overall.

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withoutbellson (July 15, 2010)

crappy review, good record

quoteunquoterecords (July 12, 2010)

anybody see any irony in "she shouldn't have chosen such a shitty name" coming from someone named "pitchforkwriter?"

wearestillalive (July 11, 2010)

Hey boyfriend was in Latterman. Greatest punk rock couple ever.

ervy (July 11, 2010)

Can feedback still be experimental?

RoryOConnor (July 11, 2010)

this band is awesome to see live. it's funny to see the audience's reaction to the random crescendos the band throws into the mix.

mcflynnthm (July 11, 2010)

re: "and her cans" "jokes"

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.vie w&friendId=2348449&blogId=521641804

Also, Laura fucking rules. Played an awesome show in Boston last month.

sorryimlate (July 11, 2010)

Punknews.org: Wondering where the girls are since 1999.

intransit (July 11, 2010)

And you guys wonder where all the girls are. Tsk tsk.

That said, this is one of my favorite bands.

sorryimlate (July 11, 2010)

Better band name: Laura Stevenson and the FUCKIN' TIT-TAYS

Not so much for the association with breasts. Or the Breasts Association (TM). It just sounds awesome. All caps.

Hey_Asshole (July 11, 2010)

can we, as a community, stop using the word orgcore? it is just another gratuitious music genre tag. i think there is already enough taxonomy in the punk music world. we do not fucking need anymore.

pitchforkwriter (July 10, 2010)

/insert "I'd like to review HER cans!!!" joke

...and I would!

ps: if people are gonna piss and moan about this cliche joke, then she shouldn't have chosen such a shitty band name.

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