Monday, July 23, 2007

Amy LaVere: "Killing Him"

“It’s totally a love song,” Amy LaVere has said of her song, “Killing Him.” “A friend had seen a woman on the news who’d just murdered her husband of 30 years. As they’re leading her away in handcuffs she’s screaming, ‘Killin’ him didn’t make the love go away!’ And I thought, ‘My God, if that’s not a statement of devotion…’”

And that is why I love LaVere. She's some great music for all you alt-countryphiles looking for something to listen to inbetween Neko Case releases. Anchors & Anvils is a beautiful genre-blending album, and LaVere's got a voice that's won her comparisons to Norah Jones. Though I suspect Starbucks won't be selling her album and its ode to domestic homicide anytime soon.

07/25: Brattle Theater (Cambridge, MA)
07/26: 9:30 Club (Washington, DC)
07/27: Theater Of Living Arts (Philadelphia, PA)
08/10: Two Stick (Oxford, MS)
08/12: TBA (Birmingham, AL)***
08/23: The Madison Rooftop (Memphis, TN)
08/25: Mom's Music (Jeffersonville, IN)
09/02: Fishstock Festival (Door County, WI)
09/14: Austin City Limits Music Festival (Austin, TX)
10/05: Pink Palace (Memphis, TN)
10/27: The Royal Theater (Danville, IN)

"Killing Him" [MP3]

Amy LaVere's MySpace
Archer Records website


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