Release Date: August 19, 2013
"Singer/songwriter Laura Veirs' latest Warp and Weft conjures a low, angular desert with percussion like rattlesnakes, guitars like scorpion stings, and pedal steels and string bends like reeling stars, all reverberating into shrouded gray distances." - Pitchfork
"Laura Veirs’s ninth album, Warp & Weft, makes good on its title, a reference to the over/under thread structure of traditional loom weaving. The album combines her previous output’s folk-pop touch with rootsy rock ‘n’ roll, all of it cushioned by orchestral flourishes and driven by powerful lyrics about motherhood, war, and the relationship between love and fear."
"Warp & Weft is Veirs’s most expansive effort yet, with obvious musical and thematic ties to experimental Americana: “Say Darlin Say” and “That Alice” feature guitar solos that wouldn’t sound amiss on a Wilco album, and Case’s brassy country pipes mesh well with the homey swing of “Sun Songs.” But Veirs also writes in the eclectic and complex orchestration style of artists such as Andrew Bird and Sufjan Stevens. Her instrumental palette, supplemented by wunderkind producer Tucker Martine’s synths and sound effects, is reliably idiosyncratic, with a distinctly multicultural texture, heard in the pan-Asian percussion and bells of “Ikaria” and the microtonal choir vocals of “Ghosts of Louisville.” - Slant