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Upcoming Shows

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Past Shows

Thu. August 2nd 2012
Electric Owl (No Minors)
Langhorne Slim & the Law, Community Trees
Wed. August 4th 2010
Neumos Seattle Washington (No Minors)
Neumos Presents: Langhorne Slim, Palmer Electric, Red Jacket Mine
Tue. November 3rd 2009
@  The Media Club (No Minors)
Langhorne Slim, Dawes
Sat. June 28th 2008
The Bourbon (No Minors)
Langhorne Slim, Leeroy Stagger

Langhorne Slim

Active / Available - Confirmed: Jun. 15, 2010 (Awaiting Update)

Label: Kemado Records
from New York

It is a special time for Langhorne Slim as he is so proud to announce and present Be Set Free, his mighty third album being released by Kemado Records. One of the most endearing and standout qualities of Slim’s live shows is the sureness that one is always entering a genuine gospel-like musical experience full of little miracles. Be Set Free has captured this charisma and spirit -the “hold your heart” moments and “raise a drink” dance vibes shine throughout with lush string arrangements and the fine sonic talents of drummer Malachi DeLorenzo, new bassist Jeff Ratner and new keyboard/banjo player David Moore. Langhorne’s stronger than ever vocals lead the journey blending his poetry through the beautiful chaos and bearing a wisdom that reflects a broken heart battling the perils of true hope.

Be Set Free is Langhorne’s most cinematic and cohesive effort to date. Slim has truly reached a point of light where these songs come from wide-eyed maturity and mastered craft.

Gut wrenching lyrics and gorgeous merry melodies-it would be easy to categorize it as folk, but this time-it’s much more complex than just that slice of pie. Sweet hallelujah choruses bleed throughout tracks like “Land Of Dreams” and “Say Yes” and turn to the darkness of blues filled “I Love You, But Goodbye”.

Be Set Free was produced by Chris Funk (member of Decemberists) who also played various instruments on the record in Portland, OR. The album also features several guest musicians including Sam Kassirer (from Josh Ritter’s band), Erika Wennerstrom (from Heartless Bastards) and Laura Veirs. The album was mixed by Tucker Martine who has recently worked with greats like Sufjan Stevens and R.E.M.

Needless to say ’tis been a non stop journey of excitement for Langhorne Slim. Since March 2008, the band have headlined over 150 shows and played major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot, Austin City Limits Festival, Newport Folk Fest, Sunset Junction, Pickathon, Rhythm and Roots, and SXSW. The band garnered heavy acclaim for their performance of “Restless” on the David Letterman show and were WXPN’s artist of the month. This spring, the band will be touring the US and Europe including a US tour with the Drive-By Truckers in April.

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So I'm Glad I'm Coming Home
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Current Projects

Langhorne Slim & the Law
Listing last updated/confirmed Jun. 15, 2010