What Laura Says Thinks and Feels was the original tongue-in-cheek moniker created in 2003 by founding band members James Mulhern and Danny Godbold. The acoustic duo played for years at coffee houses and house parties in the Phoenix area until 2006, when they joined forces with the accredited rhythm section of Mitch Freedom and Greg Muller, as well as like-minded multi-instrumentalist Jacob Woolsey.
This combining of friends and forces resulted in a full five-piece American band in the truest sense. What Laura Says' layered song writing and instrumentation melds together the sounds of psychedelia, pop, blues, Americana, and indie rock delivering a fresh sonic experience both vintage and contemporary in tone.
The band has toured nationally with Annuals, Dear and The Headlights and Jessica Lea Mayfield playing the stages of The Bowery Ballroom (NYC), The Orange Peel (Asheville), The Parrish (Austin), The Troubador (LA), The Doug Fir Lounge (Portland) - and is a familiar friend in Austin at SXSW Music Conference. They have also shared the stage with Dr. Dog, My Morning Jacket, Lou Reed, Yo La Tengo, MGMT, Yeasayer, Delta Spirit and White Rabbits to name a few.