Laura Stevenson is a Brooklyn, NY-based singer-songwriter, as well as an alum of cult-DIY collective Bomb the Music Industry! Stevenson self-released her first album, A Record, in 2008, and her wonderful sophomore effort Sit Resist was released this year on Don Giovanni. Her band The Cans includes scene-documenter Dave Garwacke (of www.ifyoumakeit.com fame) on drums, who recently blogged this recipe for the official Laura Stevenson and the Cans mixed drink:
“The Laura Stevenson and the Cans”
6 oz. Kirsch
6 oz. Ginger Beer
Combine in highball glass and serve. Stir quickly.
Anyways, Laura’s music has drawn comparisons to Regins Spektor and Joanna Newsom, because she’s a cute girl who writes cute songs n’ such. Also, one time the Cans’ violinist Wen-Jay Ying made me a cup of hot water, to drink. Which is pretty cool, I think. This is what she looks and sounds like:
Come see Laura and her Cans opening for Atlas Sound this Saturday @ Zankel