Photo by Shelby Brakken
The latest from Laura Veirs continues her move away from a traditional singer-songwriter or folk structure and more towards her punk roots. "Seaside Haiku" is definitely not a punk song, but it's even less of a folk song. Veirs has constructed a dark alt-rocker on this one, complete with fuzzed out guitars. The guitar on this one is reminding me a lot of Throwing Muses mixed with Courtney Barnett. It's oddly hypnotic and is somehow uplifting despite its darkness. This one just feels cathartic.
"Seaside Haiku" comes from a series of haikus Laura Veirs wrote on a solo winter vacation in Seaside, OR. She says of the new song:
You can watch the video for "Seaside Haiku" below. Found Light is due out July 8 on Raven Marching Band Records. The album can be pre-ordered here. For more on Laura Veirs, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.