Laura Veirs

Carbon Glacier

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Limited LP: Clear & Black Swirl Vinyl

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Limited Black and Clear Vinyl release of Laura Veirs’ “Carbon Glacier”. Originally released on CD in 2004, later released on vinyl in 2007 and out of print since 2010 and widely seen as a groundbreaking album in the Laura Veirs canon.

“With her landmark fourth album, Veirs evoked the Pacific Northwest in climactic imagery” - Uncut.

“Carbon Glacier is a cold, beautiful and engaging record that translates the bleak, isolated vastness of nature into the bleak, isolated vastness of the modern city-sprawl, leaving one voice to sing in solitude.” - Pitchfork.

“This is an oddly beautiful album - far more engaging than you’d expect of one written in a grey Seattle winter, pondering mortality, Moby Dick and the great sheet of blackened ice after which it’s named.” - The Guardian

Producer/drummer Tucker Martine (Modest Mouse) allows the experimentation to bloom in all the right places, resulting in a record that never overworks itself, despite being packed to the gills with ghostly glockenspiels, organs, random percussion, and trombone.

“Veirs’ hypnotic voice cuts through it all with deadpan sincerity -- she’s equally capable of pitch-perfect beauty (“Lonely Angel Dust”) or tightrope uneasiness (“Icebound Stream”) -- that comes off somewhere between Nina Nastasia and Jolie Holland.” - All Music Guide


Ether Sings / Icebound Stream / Rapture / Lonely Angel Dust / The Cloud Room / Wind Is Blowing Stars / Shadow Blues / Anne Bonny Rag / Snow Camping / Chimney Sweeping Man / Salvage A Smile / Blackened Anchor / Riptide