Finally I took notice… Because I will be honest I never took notice of Laura Veirs. This Portland based singer-songwriter is making waves with her 7th full length album. Yeah that’s right she has been chugging along for quite some time. I took a look back at some of her older stuff and it seems she has really come to life on July Flame. Not sure what changed, but the infusion of her love-drenched lyrics and delicate piano/guitar melodies has me feeling like I am walking barefoot in a glorious meadow with unicorns. This album is fresh and beautiful. When it plays I envision a magical forest billowing out of the speakers. Well done fair lady, well done.

mp3:  Make Something Good (Featuring Jim James)

July Flame 2010 (Raven Marching Band)


4 Responses to “And We Took Notice”

  1. nat on February 3rd, 2010 2:59 pm

    I like this song. Been a fan since 05/06, so I feel like an oldtimer. DId you give a good listen to Year of Meteors? I love that from beginning to end.

    I’m going to d/l July Flame later. Can’t wait to hear it!

  2. t-dub on February 3rd, 2010 3:22 pm

    ohhhh, momma like. momma LIKE.

  3. Rachel on February 3rd, 2010 5:52 pm

    Nat, I listened to Year of Meteors from beginning to end and I feel like that was probably her best album before July Flame came along. I really feel like her music evolved into something so much deeper on July Flame.
    I think you will love it.

    Tara, :-) I thought you would like. Enjoy! Get it at eMusic forgot to add the link.

  4. Nat on February 8th, 2010 4:24 am

    Got July Flame. Yep, you’re right. She stepped up the game with this one, and I didn’t think this was possible.

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