If you don’t know the name Vagabon, it’s time you get acquainted, because it’s going to be one you’ll be seeing a lot of in 2017 and beyond. Vagabon is the project of songwriter Laetitia Tamko, who recently released her debut album Infinite Worlds via Father/Daughter Records. It’s getting a ton of well deserved acclaim, already one of the best reviewed albums of the year.
Vagabon celebrated the release of the album with a sold out release show at Baby’s All Right on February 24, with support from Mal Devisa and Jelani Sei. Mal Devisa impressed me a great deal, performing on her own with just a bass and her voice, yet she had the complete attention of the sold out audience, not an easy task as an opening artist. She definitely gained many new fans that night, including one right here.
It’s not often that an artist can play to a packed room the night that their record is released. Usually it takes a couple of releases before that sort of thing happens. But then again, Vagabon isn’t your typical artist. Her debut is an accomplished and well-written, that sees her confidently toying with various genres like its nothing. Although I would’ve liked a longer show, as at 30 minutes, it simply went by too fast. She played seven songs, six of the eight offerings from Infinite Worlds, as well as one new song.
She’s already announced more tour dates, including a slightly bigger show at Brooklyn Bazaar on May 6 (tickets) and it’s only a matter of time until she’s selling out places like Bowery and so on. This is only the beginning.
Find her setlist posted below, along with photos from all three bands.
1. Cold Apartment
2. 100 Years
3. Fear & Force
4. New Song
6. Cleaning House
7. The Embers