Given birth to and raised in Pleasantville, IA, Laura Dawn yearned for an edgier, more adventurous existence, thus she packed her hand bags at age 21 and headed to NEW YORK. Her life-style there contrasted sharply with her steady hometown environment, as she resided in a squat, performed within an all-girl art-punk music group and generally crashed about inside a semi-self-destructive way. Her new life-style may took a toll on her behalf, but it offered much more materials for her tracks than existence in Pleasantville got. Dawn’s debut recording, Believer, features passionate, sometimes confrontational tracks that chronicle personal tales of change, yearning, discomfort, and self-destruction. It had been released in 2001 by Extasy Information.