BitchTapes: The Family Way

This story was originally published on March 3, 2017.

Singer-songwriter Laura Gibson writes close-up, intimate songs that capture the fleeting images, feelings and memories that make up a life. She was therefore the perfect choice to create a playlist about the intimacy of family ties, and her thoughtful selections paint a multi-faceted picture of some of the most complex relationships we humans can have.

This playlist appears in the Family Values issue of Bitch magazine. The print edition includes extended descriptions and context from Laura on each song.  

Track List:

1. Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares - “Stani Mi, Maytcho (Get Up, My Daughter)”

2. Alela Diane -  “Age Old Blue”

3. Damien Jurado - “Medication” from The Ghost of David

4. Julianna Barwick - “Adventurer of the Family”

5. The Innocence Mission - “Snow”

6.  Thao & the Get Down Stay Down - “Millionaire”

7. Nina Simone “The Family”

8. Daughter - “Mothers”

9. Elizabeth Cotten - “Mama, Nobody’s Here but the Baby”

This article was published in Family Values Issue #74 | Spring 2017
by Katie Presley
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Katie Presley is a writer and editor currently based on the East Coast (help, how did this happen??). She's been with Bitch in one form or another since 2010, when she started as a New Media Intern, and most recently served as Bitch's first and only Music Editor, from 2016-2017. Past resume lines include Assistant Producer for All Songs Considered at NPR Music, panelist on Pop Culture Happy Hour, and bylines at NPR and Ms. Katie is also a doula and herbalist, and writes a blog on herbal medicine, "The Herbal Apprentice." She also co-founded the first full-spectrum doula organization in Texas, The Bridge Collective. She is also a late-comer to being a Dog Person, but currently lives with four cats. 

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