From the skipping sampled sounds of truck drivers roaming through empty black streets, Daughn Gibson is the unofficial specter of country music. Unofficial because not a lot people have heard of him. Released earlier in June, “Lite Me Up” is a 7” follow-up to his pretty darn good debut All Hell (via White Denim), sampling a haunting plinking piano that evokes the loneliness of traveling from bus stop to bus stop. Gibson is similar to what Dirty Beaches does with 50s rockabilly, but a little less frantic and menacing, which means you’ll be happier listening to it.
Check out “Lite Me Up” below and purchase the 7” at his bandcamp.