One of the more intriguing debuts I’ve heard this year is All Hell, the first album by the Pennsylvania singer-songwriter Daughn Gibson. It redefines the term “American Gothic,” fusing together the vague suggestion of AM-radio static, sample-based melancholia, and his arresting, deep voice; the resulting music sounds tailor-made for those sort of dark nights that are only illuminated by light beaming out of windows across the street. Sound of the City is giving away a pair of tickets to his show at Union Hall this Friday night, where he’ll play with Lightouts and Todd Goldstein (of ARMS and Harlem Shakes). Listen to a couple of tracks from All Hell and find out how to enter below.
Daughn Gibson, “Lookin’ Back On 99”
Daughn Gibson, “Tiffany Lou”