Laura Stevenson shares "Torch Song," tours (2015)

Laura Stevenson shares a new voice on her fourth album, Cocksure, slated for release October 30 via Don Giovanni Records. Produced by long-time friend and collaborator Jeff Rosenstock of Bomb The Music Industry!, engineered by Joe Rogers at Room 17, and mixed/mastered by Jack Shirley, the album represents a new era for the songwriter.
Where 2013’s Wheel harkened to Stevenson’s folk and country leanings, Cocksure is a straightforward, to the point, emboldened rock and roll album.   When it comes down to it, Cocksure thrives on spontaneity. It takes the delicate uncertainty of her previous work and weaves it into something confident, colorful and alive.
“Jellyfish” is an irresistible, gritty punk track that touches upon themes of self-imposed exile, anxiety and the search for comfort in the midst of it all. “Emily In Half” is a paradox of a song, strapped with bright, catchy melodies that cunningly play over dark, emotive lyrics. Lead single “Torch Song” is at once anthemic, seductive and honest, challenging the subject to test her.
Torch Song” premiered with SPIN.

Joined by musicians Mike Campbell, Alex Billig, Peter Naddeo and Samantha Niss, Cocksure was mostly recorded live, resulting in a raw, spontaneous feeling that makes the album an accumulation of Stevenson’s journey, on and off the stage. After more than a year of national and worldwide touring alongside reputable acts including Against Me!, The Go-Go’s, Cursive’s Tim Kasher and The Gaslight Anthem, Laura Stevenson will kick off a national fall tour on October 14 in DC. Be sure to catch her in a city near you!
10/14: Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
10/15: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/16: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/17: Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
10/18: Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery
10/19: Orlando, FL @ The Social
10/21: New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues Lounge
10/22: Houston, TX @ Rudyards
10/23: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
10/24: Austin, TX @ The North Door
10/26: Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
10/28: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
10/29: Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
10/30: San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Co.
10/31: Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
11/1: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
11/3: Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
11/4: Portland, OR @ Dante’s
11/6: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
11/7: Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
11/9: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
11/10: St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
11/12: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
11/13: Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
11/14: Akron, OH @ Musica
11/17: Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
11/18: Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry @ Fillmore
11/19: Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
11/20: Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston
11/21: New York, NY @ Webster Hall Marlin Room