Laura Stevenson | photo by Bon Jane

Hudson Valley songwriter Laura Stevenson will return with a new album this spring. Reportedly recorded in the dead of winter and appropriately titled The Big Freeze, it’ll be out March 29 via Don Giovanni Records, and Stevenson will play a show at PhilaMOCA on May 23 with Kississippi.

Stevenson is known as a fixture of the punk and indie rock scenes, but according to a press release from Don Giovanni, this record will mark a shift in style toward a more acoustic sound: “It is a natural aesthetic choice for the musician, who has often toured as a solo act and who pulls influence from the great American songbook, and a choice that plays to the core strength and organic beauty of her writing. And though it is easily the darkest and most emotionally-devastating album of Stevenson’s career, it is also without a doubt her most powerful.”

As Stevenson Tweeted, putting the songs together musically and lyrically was the difficult part; recording them came more effortlessly.

The forthcoming album’s first single, “Living Room, NY,” is out now. Listen below and find more information on Laura Stevenson’s Philly show on the XPN Concert Calendar.

Laura Stevenson tour dates
2.7 – Gainesville, FL @ Changeville Festival
2.9 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (sold out)
3.14 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
5.3 – Washington DC @ Black Cat
5.12 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
5.14 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
5.15 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
5.17 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
5.18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre
5.22 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
5.23 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
5.24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
5.25 – Burlington, VT @ Arts Riot
5.29 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
5.30 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
6.3 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
6.5– Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
6.6 – Madison, WI @ Memorial Union Terrace / University of Wisconsin