WBUR Tiny Desk finalist and Boston’s historic Club Passim’s 2018 Iguana Fund recipient Corey Laitman has released Seafoam, their lush and lyrical sophomore album, accompanied by a sold-out show at Signature Sounds’ The Parlor Room in Northampton, MA. Produced by Mark Miller of J Mascis fame and Grammy-nominated Anand Nayak, Seafoam boasts 13 expertly crafted alternative folk-pop ballads with hushed, spiritual undertones.
Laitman’s music is set apart by its layered, poetically conceived narratives that surprise and disarm. The songs on Seafoam inspire repeated listening - they are both complex enough to protect the vitality of their mystery, and whimsical enough to comfort and soothe. Instrumentalist Anand Nayak - of Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem popularity - colors the album with electric guitar, banjo and mandolin arrangements as generous and soaring as the songs themselves.
Like the work of Deb Talan or Anais Mitchell, Laitman’s characters are stark, compelling, and deeply human. Worlds of people are woven and realized; the beings inhabiting these worlds of song are imbued with searing imagery and undeniable integrity.
In a testimonial, Laitman’s work was praised by American poet Gordon Massman as being among “those few singer-songwriters who, through undeniable talent, climb over the competitive frenzy into the public sphere. Corey Laitman is of that caliber, and I entreat you to listen.”
To get in touch with Corey, get more information about Seafoam, or hear more about their upcoming and previous work, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, visit coreylaitman.com, or visit their bandcamp at www.coreysong.bandcamp.com.