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Daniel Gibson
Dave Gibson
Sarahjane Gibson
Si Moore
Tom Darlow
Sean McMahon
Andrew McGovern

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It's always hard to put your finger on the exact moment a band began, but it's safe to say that Streets of Laredo probably started in a beach-house on the wild Coromandel coast of New Zealand back in the summer of 2012. A handful of the Gibson family (Dave, Dan & Sarahjane) started throwing some songs at some long-time musical collaborators (including Si Moore), an old-fashioned hoe-down ensued, someone shouted out a band name and it all became a fact before anyone could catch their breath.

Inspired by the evangelical fervor of the 70's folk circuit that spawned modern day re-incarnations like Alex Ebert, Joshua Tilman and Arcade Fire, Streets of Laredo quickly gelled around the idea of a traveling family band playing unruly sing-along tunes with whatever instruments were at hand. Add in a few timely demos and the growing desire to take on a new challenge and before you know it the Streets family played one show in their home town and then packed up their New Zealand lives and transplanted themselves halfway round the world to Brooklyn, NY.

Pretty quickly the four-piece met some remarkable people from Bushwick's vibrant music scene and gathered around them a wider family of players who would eventually form a tight-knit seven-piece band that'd well and truly find their place in the local scene.

The songs and sound of the band’s upcoming EP, Lonsdale Line, have had an instant effect on fans and critics alike, with widely hailed comparisons to Edward Sharpe, Delta Spirit and even 'The Lumineers on Acid' being mentioned. Add to that sound a mesmerizing stage show featuring multiple stand-up drummers, horn players, guitars in every corner of the stage, weird home-made instruments and five-part harmonies, and it's easy to see why Streets of Laredo won the AAA category of the world-wide Unsigned Artists competition and were feted as a must-see band at 2013's CMJ Music Marathon in NYC.
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Streets of Laredo Spotify Session

Fresh off a full North American tour, New Zealand-via-Brooklyn folk group Streets of Laredo have released a Spotify session!

spoti.fi Listen here.

Track Listing:
1) Slow Train
2) Lonsdale Line
3) Hey Rose
4) Need A Little Help
5) Everything To Everyone
6) Girlfriend

Inspired by the evangelical fervor of the 70's folk circuit that spawned modern day re-incarnations like Alex Ebert, Joshua Tilman and Arcade Fire, Streets of Laredo is comprised of handful of the Gibson family (Dave, Dan & Sarahjane), some long-time musical collaborators (including Si Moore), and some of Bushwick's most remarkable local musicians. Their debut full-length, Volume I & II, was released earlier this year to international critical laud.
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Streets of Laredo 'Volume I & II' out now

Streets of Laredo's debut, Volume I & II, is now available on iTunes!

Described as "a mood changer" by Noisey and "a little bit country and a little bit rock-'n'-roll" by Interview Magazine, the Brooklyn via New Zealand group's first full length has gained international critical acclaim.

Buy">geni.us it now.
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Watch Streets of Laredo's Video for "Slow Train"

Watch Streets of Laredo's moving video for, "Slow Train," above.

"Bound to become a mainstay on playlists this fall with their bright, echoing vocals." - Paste Magazine

Pre-order Volume I & II digitally or physically here.">bit.ly
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Pre-order Volume I & II by Streets of Laredo

Streets of Laredo's debut full-length, Volume I & II, is now available for pre-order via iTunes. Album drops October 7, purchase now and receive "Lonsdale Line" and "Girlfriend" instantly. Click">geni.us here to pre-order.
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Streets Of Laredo "Volume I & II" out October 7.

Excited to announce that we will be releasing Streets of Laredo's debut record, Volume I & II, October 7.

Pre-orders will be made available September 2. Watch the trailer for the forthcoming album.
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