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Leon III (LP)

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Format:
Long Play Vinyl
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
22-11-2019
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Barcode:
614511852128
Packaging:
Gate Fold Vinyl
Catalog Number:
CCR21LP
Leon III (LP)
Leon III (LP)

Description

Leon III (pronounced "Leon The Third"), is the new project from former Wrinkle Neck Mules members Andy Stepanian and Mason Brent. To kick off this fresh endeavor, the pair decamped to Nashville for the legendary Beech House Studios and put their songs and their trust in the hands of a small army of session musicians. And their collective efforts helped shepherd into reality a measured masterpiece of sweetly psychedelic ramblers, spacious folk-pop, and lived in roots-rock.

Leading the charge was Mark Nevers. A veteran of the country-leaning indie scene thanks to his peerless work with Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Lambchop, and Silver Jews, he was the band's first choice for collaborator on this new endeavor.

The proof of that is cooked right into the music. Nevers brought in some top notch session players, including drummer Brian Kotzur (Bobby Bare, Silver Jews), pianist Tony Crow (B.J. Thomas, Andrew Bird), singer Jordan Caress (Laura Cantrell, Justin Townes Earle), guitarist Chris Scruggs (grandson of bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs), and pedal steel wizard Pete Finney (Justin Townes Earle, Kelly Willis), to help add texture and definition to these already sharply rendered songs. Mostly, Nevers contributed an environment that helped fuel the album's laid back vibe.

. Taken as a whole, Leon III's debut is a multi-dimensional ride through ten thematically interconnected and musically rich tunes. The songs are filled with dark corners and shadows but still produce sing along, anthemic moments. If Stepanian and Brent wanted to break from their alt-country past, they have clearly done so without wholly abandoning the idiom. In the process, they have paved the way for a diverse and varied future for Leon III.

Ltd Green vinyl (only whilst stocks last) with download card.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Maybe I'm Immune?
  3. Faded Mountain
  4. From These Heights
  5. Paper Eye
  6. Jesus
  7. Alberta
  8. The Line
  9. Between The Saddle And The Ground
  10. The Strongest Medicine
  11. From These Heights (Retold)
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