June 2015 National Music Reviews

Review: Daughn Gibson – Carnation

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Carnation 
Sub Pop
Street: 06.02
Daughn Gibson = Nick Cave + Mark Lanegan 
 
Co-produced by Randall Dunn of Sunn O))), Daughn Gibson’s third album, Carnation, holds a unique place in Gibson’s discography. Most of the tracks on Carnation narrate strange and morbid tales over dark noir-pop ballads and lightweight guitar harmonies. On the opening track, “Bled to Death,” Gibson chronicles dying and being unwillingly brought back to life with a style that sounds similar to Michael Gira’s work on Angels of Light’s album We Are Him. Gibson nonchalantly explores new territory with Carnation, and the result is a textured, sophisticated album. 
–Kristyn Porter 
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