Saturday, 28 February 2009

Anna Laube - Pool All The Love * Pool All The Knowledge


I had a very pleasant lunchtime yesterday, listening to the delicious, country-tinged voice of Anna Laube. She has a new album to be released soon - Pool All The Love * Pool All The Knowledge, already available to download.

Note I said 'tinged', since this isn't a 'country' album, any more than say, Neko Case's are; rock/indie/country/blues influences are all apparent, and all unmistakably American (nothing wrong with that); and since the comparison presented itself, yeah, if you like Neko Case, Jenny Lewis, Jolie Holland (just to pick three contemporary singers), then you may very well be as impressed by Anna as I am; frankly, she more than stands her ground if compared directly to them... one of those artists you wonder why you never heard before - maybe Anti should do a deal?.

I love this one, not just for the song - the excellent drums & acoustic bass, busy guitar, and a cracking harmonica/guitar 'solo' bring a unique feel to it.
Hippie Boyfriend - Anna Laube

Om Namah Shivaya (Ulysses) - Anna Laube
both from Pool All The Love * Pool All The Knowledge (March 2009)
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Here's an ace track from Anna's first album; with some very fine slide-guitar.
Beautiful Boy - Anna Laube
Outta My Head (2006)
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Anna's got a few live dates coming up : well worth catching, if you can.

San Francisco, CA
March 12, 2009
8:30PM
The Hotel Utah
500 4th St, San Francisco, California 94107

SXSW
March 18, 2009
503 Neches Street, Austin, Texas
From 4-6PM

SXSW
March 19, 2009
503 Neches Street, Austin, Texas
From 4-6PM
 
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