Published on September 26th, 2012 | by Newt Rayburn0
Langhorne Slim & The Law live at Proud Larry’s in Oxford, Mississippi October 6, 2012
“A magnetic performer, he spits sparse lyrics in a signature caustic rasp while his band invokes a rock-and-roll parade.” – The New Yorker
Langhorne Slim will continue touring nationwide this summer and fall in support of his highly acclaimed new album, The Way We Move (Ramseur Records). Joining him in August is special guest opener Jessica Lea Mayfield, while River City Extension will open a series of dates in October. See reverse or complete details. Of Langhorne’s recent “Free at Noon” show in Philadelphia, WXPN praises, “…the songs that he brought forth were resonatingly clear. Langhorne Slim and the Law offer no gimmicks, no glitter. Theirs is a feel-good folk rock sound, simple and clean.”
The Way We Move debuted at #194 on the Bilboard 200 chart selling 2,822 copies in its first week—a career high for the acclaimed musician. The album also debuted at #159 on the Top Current Albums chart, #36 on the Independent Current Albums chart and #5 on the Top New Artists Album chart. In addition to this commercial success, the record continues to receive widespread critical acclaim—the New York Daily News heralds, “Matched to his gorgeous, rootsy American music, Slim’s roughness gives his sound soul,” while MTV Hive calls the music, “…rocking and joyous…” Moreover, the music video for the album’s first single and title track recently premiered at Paste Magazine.
The 14-track album was produced by Kenny Siegal and Langhorne Slim & The Law at Old Soul Studios in Catskill, NY. Langhorne’s band, The Law, consists of David Moore (piano, keyboards, banjos, electric guitar, vocals), Jeffrey Ratner (bass, background vocals) and Malachi DeLorenzo (drums, percussion, background vocals). Of the new album, Langhorne comments, “My goal for this record was to create something that we could stand by and be proud of for the rest of of our lives. To make music that is real, raw and beautiful.”
Langhorne Slim began his musical career in Brooklyn in 2004. His previous releases include Electric Love Letter EP (2004), When The Sun’s Gone Down (2005), Engine EP (2006), Langhorne Slim (2008) and his latest, Be Set Free (2009). Since March 2008, he has headlined hundreds of shows and played major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot, Austin City Limits Festival, Newport Folk Fest, Sunset Junction, Pickathon, Rhythm and Roots and SXSW. The band garnered heavy acclaim for their performance of “Restless” on the “Late Show with David Letterman” and were WXPN’s “Artist To Watch.” This band has also toured alongside The Avett Brothers, Josh Ritter, Murder By Death and Rocky Votolato.