Laura Stevenson & the Cans-The Healthy One

The Healthy One

Posted in Music Videos on July 29th, 2011

This is the official video for our song "The Healthy One" from Sit Resist. We recorded it in my apartment on the infamous pink-turned-blue couch. It only took us one take, mostly because we ate all the pizza during it. I discovered that it's impossible to handle the camera and also be in the video. I was so...

Laura Stevenson & the Cans-Sit Resist

Sit Resist

Posted in Articles on April 25th, 2011

Skip to the download » "Today, we are proud to announce the long-awaited release of our first proper full-length album, Sit Resist. To celebrate this occasion and to reward our long-time fans for loyally supporting us for the past three years, we are offering MP3s of the album, in its entirety, for free, for one...

Laura Stevenson & the Cans-The Healthy One

The Healthy One

Posted in Nervous Energies on April 25th, 2011

Laura Stevenson and the Cans did a last minute Nervous Energies session when the band performed in Opelika, Alabama. We looked for a spot to do it and Laura spotted this old gingerbread house and it was perfect for an outdoor session. The band also played "I See Dark" and "Baby Bones" filled with wind and trucks/cars with loud mufflers...

Laura Stevenson & the Cans-Master of Art

Master of Art

Posted in Music Videos on April 1st, 2011

Official music video for Laura Stevenson & the Cans "Master of Art" off their new album Sit Resist, out April 26th on Don Giovanni Records! Directed by Sara Crow Produced by Joe Ahearn and the Clocktower Gallery Production Design-Sarah Bacharach Director of Photography-Chloe Walker Assistant Director-Aaron Goldstein Lighting Design-Kevin Walker Editors-Sara Crow and Dylan DaSilva

Laura Stevenson & the Cans-The Healthy One

The Healthy One

Posted in Live on December 22nd, 2010

This was filmed at the Knitting Factory during Jeff Rosenstock's Holiday Charity Event Spectacular. The show was tons of fun except when Jeff called me out for giving him a weird look. I'm too tall for my own good. LS+tC get better and better with each show, and I'm excited to hear their new record. This song will be...

Laura Stevenson & the Cans-Holy Ghost!

Holy Ghost!

Posted in Music Videos on September 14th, 2010

Eric spontaneously shot this video when the band came through Bloomington recently. The band is on tour right now, so make sure to check out the link to right to see if they are coming through your town.

Interview-Laura Stevenson and The Cans

Laura Stevenson and The Cans

Posted in Articles on January 13th, 2010

Recently I decided to add interviews to the site. I agonized over what format they should be, and made lists of pros/cons for each one. In the end I decided that TEXT would be the easiest, and fit perfectly as a buffer for all the video work that I do. I also realized that I could easily do interviews over different chat programs.

I made a list of friends that I could interview and the first one that jumped out at me was Laura. Humorous on and off-line, I knew that she'd be a perfect start to a fun little project. So sit back and enjoy IYMI's first shot at interviews.

Laura Stevenson & The Cans-Holy Ghost!

Holy Ghost!

Posted in Recommendations on November 10th, 2009

Disclaimers We used to live in the same apartment. Recently I played drums with them on way down to Fest. I'm the backup backup backup drummer. Laura also paid me to do the artwork, and then sat behind me the whole time. Lastly, my good friends at Mandible put out this record. Ok, I think I got everything out...

Laura Stevenson & the Cans-Untitled


Posted in Live on October 7th, 2009

This is from their recent show with Maps and Atlases. I can assure you that the pieces of paper taped to the stands are only there for a cover song they did later in the set. Someone told Laura that she shouldn't count into songs that she starts. I think it was Beethoven.

Laura Stevenson & the Cans-Mouthbreather


Posted in Live on April 27th, 2009

Looking back over the video on IYMI, I noticed that there hasn't been one of Laura playing live. Seeking to correct that mistake, I brought my camera to her last show, where she played with her full Cans lineup ( minus 1 ). This song is from their upcoming 7inch on Mandible Records. Recently it was Laura's birthday, so...

Laura Stevenson & the Cans-Nervous Rex

Nervous Rex

Posted in Sessions on May 8th, 2008

3 different takes, 2 guitars, and one missing tape later, we finally have a new Laura Stevenson song. Miss having her around all the time. We had a bunch of funny outtakes from this session. Hopefully I remember them for the DVD.

Laura Stevenson & the Cans-Amphibian


Posted in Sessions on September 26th, 2007

Laura on the Pink Couch, with Mike and Alex. Hopefully doing a lighting redo.