Indie-folk powerhouse Laura Stevenson may have been taunting you with the promise of upcoming album Wheel, but now she's given a little taste-tester to hold you over. Former Bomb the Music Industry! keyboardist Laura Stevenson has put together Runner, a three-song 7” that gives us the best of both worlds: upbeat, pop jams and quieter, piano-heavy ballads. The first single off Wheel, “Runner,” builds an infectious energy and contains the catchy hook that’ll have you humming, “this summer hurts” to yourself for the rest of the day. The slower “The Fire” soothes your aching eardrums with honest lyrics and the harmonious chorus of her backing vocalists. Listen to all of Runner below, but be on the lookout for Wheel, out April 23rd on Don Giovanni Records. And if you’re in the NYC area, check out these Long Islanders at the EP release show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight! Waxahatchee, Jeffrey Lewis, Lemuria, and Hilly Eye will also be featured on the Don Giovanni showcase, starting at 7pm.
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