Daughn Gibson’s sophomore effort, Me Moan was arguably one of the more interesting releases of 2013 as the moody, brooding material aired ambient and swirling electronics, scratchy old guitar-based Americana and folk samples and some live instrumentation (mostly guitar and drums) paired with Gibson’s brooding baritone vocals, which at times channeled Johnny Cash

Gibson’s much-anticipated and forthcoming third full-length album, Carnation is slated for a June release and from the album’s first single “Shatter You Through” and the the album’s newest single “It Wants Everything,” the material manages to be a subtle refinement of the sound that captured the attention of this blog and the rest of the blogosphere, as you’ll hear on “It Wants Everything.” Samples are replaced by actual instrumentation – congo, reverb-y guitar, swirling ambient electronics, gently arching synths, drums and of course, Gibson’s baritone croon, which interestingly on this track is the most sensual I’ve heard him to date.  The track manages to bridge country music and New Wave in a way that suggests that both should have always been considered – with an equally swooning Romanticism. 

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