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My Favorite Albums of 2016

January 1, 2017
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Local Natives at the Midland, 12/17/16

Here are my favorite albums of the year. The shimmering indie rock grooves of Local NativesSunlit Youth make it my favorite album of the year. Underrated singer-songwriter Laura Gibson crafts a perfect album with Empire Builder. Past interview subjects Warpaint tighten up their sound on Heads Up. Angel Olsen gets expansive and lush on My Woman.

Local Natives Sunlit Youth

Laura Gibson Empire Builder

Warpaint Heads Up

Angel Olsen My Woman

McClain Approved: Laura Gibson “Two Kids.”

June 30, 2016
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Laura Gibson in Kansas City, 6/20/16

Laura Gibson is a passionate songwriter and vocalist. She recently showcased her quality songwriting and glorious voice while opening for David Bazan in Kansas City. Gibson’s solo, acoustic set focused on songs off of Empire Builder, her excellent new album. Once you learn about Laura Gibson, you will have discovered one of the best singer-songwriters in music today. Her take on indie-folk is entrancing.

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Laura Gibson in Kansas City, 6/20/16

The jaunty, weird love song “Two Kids” is a great example of Laura Gibson’s appeal. Gibson’s emotive vocals soar over the sparse accompaniment of her acoustic guitar. The song is simple, direct and beautiful.

Here’s a solo, acoustic version of “Two Kids” recorded live at RecordBar:

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Myself and the lovely Laura Gibson


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