Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Kissin On The Blacktop” by Daughn Gibson

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daughngibson Singer-songwriter Daughn Gibson releases his new album, Me Moan, on Sub Pop Records on July 9. The Central Pennsylvania songwriter (and former South Philadelphia resident) is an indie rock crooner with touchstones of Roy Orbison, Stan Ridgway (Wall of Voodoo), country music and modern day musical electronics. Gibson’s real name is Josh Martin; his musical name is a tribute to country music legend Don Gibson and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Early influences of Led Zeppelin and Robert Johnson helped form his musical vocabulary and he played drums in the stoner-metal band Pearls and Brass before pursuing his solo career. Below, listen to the quirky, engaging, slightly sinister rockabilly of “Kissin On The Blacktop,” that cuts a very striking and original sound. You can listen to Gibson’s forthcoming album in its entirety here via NPR Music’s First Listen series. Gibson performs at Johnny Brenda’s on August 6. Go here for tickets and information about the show.

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