|Birth name||Laura Anne Stevenson|
|Born||April 25, 1984|
|Genres||Folk rock, indie rock|
|Associated acts||Laura Stevenson & The CansBomb the Music Industry!LattermanKudrow|
Stevenson was raised in Nassau County, New York. Her grandfather, Harry Simeone, was a successful pianist and composer whose works included "The Little Drummer Boy" and "Do You Hear What I Hear?". His wife, Margaret McCravy was a singer for the jazz bandleader Benny Goodman. After leaving home for college, Stevenson began both playing guitar and writing songs.
Growing up in Rockville Centre, Stevenson befriended members of The Arrogant Sons of Bitches. After they disbanded in 2005, she was appointed keyboard player for the lead singer Jeff Rosenstock's new project, Bomb The Music Industry!. At this point, she had written a number of songs and was performing solo. While recording and touring with Bomb The Music Industry!, she began to piece together her own band.
Initially, Stevenson's band consisted primarily of members of Bomb The Music Industry!. In summer 2007, Stevenson met Michael Campbell of the Long Island punk band Latterman who began playing bass guitar in her band. Alex Billig was added on trumpet and accordion, and a year later Stevenson began working on her first studio recording.
Asian Man Records released "A Record" on April 13, 2010, on LP and CD. The group spent more than half of that year on tour in The United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Western Europe in various line-ups with Bomb The Music Industry!, Maps & Atlases, Cults, among others.
Stevenson's third full-length album, Wheel, was produced and mixed by Kevin S. McMahon at Marcata Recording. It was released on April 23, 2013, on Don Giovanni Records. Pitchfork Media had previously premiered the first single from the album, "Runner". Stevenson toured the U.S. in April and May in support of the album.
Stevenson's fifth studio album The Big Freeze was released on March 29, 2019 and debuted on the Billboard charts at #11 Alternative New Artist Albums, #35 for Heatseekers Albums, and #41 for Current Alternative Albums.
Members of Laura Stevenson's Band
- Laura Stevenson: guitar/vocals
- Mike Campbell: bass guitar
- Alex Billig: accordion/trumpet
- Peter Naddeo: guitar
- Samantha Niss: drums
|2008||A Record||Quote Unquote Records (digital), Asian Man Records (2010 vinyl/CD reissue)||12" vinyl LP, CD|
|2011||Sit Resist||Don Giovanni Records||12" vinyl LP, CD|
|2013||Wheel||Don Giovanni Records||12" vinyl LP, CD|
|2015||Cocksure||Don Giovanni Records||12" vinyl LP, CD|
|2019||The Big Freeze||Don Giovanni Records||12" vinyl LP, CD|
Singles, EPs, Live Releases
|2009||Bomb The Music Industry! / Laura Stevenson and the Cans (split)||Quote Unquote Records (digital), Kiss of Death Records (vinyl)||7" vinyl EP|
|2009||Holy Ghost||Mandible Records||7" vinyl EP|
|2013||Runner||Don Giovanni Records||7" vinyl EP|
|2016||Little Elephant Session||Little Elephant||12" vinyl LP (single-sided)|
|2016||Live at Vera Club||Quote Unquote Records||Digital|
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- Don Giovanni Welcomes Laura Stevenson & The Cans!
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