KCRW DJs have been all over the new record by Portland-based singer-songwriter Laura Veirs, particularly the track “Carol Kaye.” The song was Today’s Top Tune last week and features vocals from My Morning Jacket/Monsters of Folk singer Jim James. I read this quote from Jim and I have to share it: “Laura’s like the queen bee and my ear is her hive; she nests and makes honey in the hairs of my cochlea.” What more can I say?
You can hear her new album “July Flame” streaming on KCRW.com until January 19 as part of Eclectic24’s Album Preview series and I highly recommend checking it out. Her latest work blends the Laura’s acoustic inspiration with a range of fuller arrangements as it explores the emotions of mid-summer. Perfect for a chilly winter day.