Friday, February 01, 2008

Dawn Landes' Bodyguard

Having your apartment broken into is bad enough. How could it be even worse? How about if the master (and one and only) recording of your second album got taken when the punks took your computer? Unfortunately for Dawn Landes, that very thing happened to her. “I never looked back or tried to recreate those songs, never played them, nothing. I just started over from scratch. I wrote Bodyguard in the kitchen while waiting for the police to show up.”

You can check out the results below. It's the first track from her upcoming sophomore album Fireproof, which is due out March 4th, and it's got a grainy feel to it like a Cat Power song. Listen, enjoy, check out Dawn on tour (dates below), and look for the album on March 4th. Based on this first track, I myself am eager to check out the rest.

Dawn Landes - Bodyguard : Fireproof
(watch the video)

Visit her website, her label Cooking Vinyl, and become her friend on MySpace.

Tour Dates w/ Jason Isbell (Drive By Truckers) & Will Hoge

Feb 6 -Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN
Feb 7 - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI
Feb 8 - Double Door - Chicago, IL
Feb 9 - Music Mill - Indianapolis, IN
Feb 11 - Southgate House - Cincinnati, OH
Feb 12 - The Basement - Columbus, OH
Feb 14 - Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
Feb 15 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
Feb 16 - Tralf Music Hall - Buffalo, NY
Feb-17 - PA World Café Live - Philadelphia, PA
Feb 19 - Toad's - New Haven, CT
Feb 20 - Paradise - Boston, MA
Feb 21 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
Feb 22 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
Feb 23 - Satellite Ballroom - Charlottesville, VA
Feb 24 - Soapbox - Wilmington, NC
Feb 26 - Headliner's - Columbia, SC
Feb 27 - GA Theatre - Athens, GA
Feb 28 - Bluecat's - Knoxville, TN
Feb 29 - Headliner's - Louisville, KY
Mar 1 - Cannery Ballroom - Nashville, TN

1 comment:

Ungulate said...

Well spotted - this song is brilliant - it grabbed me from the first time I heard it.