My indie-folk band Leland Sundries celebrates our sophomore release 'The Foundry EP' with a date at Union Hall on February 24. Recorded in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in a former Creamery, the new EP includes a song inspired by a 2006 Greenpoint waterfront fire as well as North Brooklyn's waterfront history.
I played a mélange of banjo, resonator guitar, harmonica, harmonium and the EP ranges from a tale of a veteran's memories reminiscent of Nick Cave to a New Orleans ragtime replete with a horn section. Hit reply if you'd like a CD or press-only download.
WHO: Leland Sundries, on a bill with Dead Fingers and lou-is
WHAT: Release show for 'The Foundry EP'
WHERE: Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Brooklyn, (718) 638-4400
WHEN: 8pm, February 24, 2012
TICKETS: $8 adv / $10 dos
Leland Sundries has opened for Todd Snider and Chuck Prophet. Also on the bill is Dead Fingers, featuring Taylor Hollingsworth (Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band) and Kate Taylor (Maria Taylor).
"Leland Sundries, a band from New York led by Nick Loss-Eaton, is dedicated to storytelling in a way that recalls Woody Guthrie and his Folkways brethren. [Their] scrappy Americana will get you longing for empty two-lane highways and kudzu-encased back porches." – New York Times
"Promising Brooklyn outfit Leland Sundries, which variously means singer-songwriter Nick Loss-Eaton solo or with accompaniment, swathes sparse folk and edgy Americana around Loss-Eaton’s barrel-chested, sounds-like-Lou-Reed vocals" - Boston Globe
"Leland Sundries singer/picker Nick Loss-Eaton’s the-Band-meets-Lou-Reed approach mates gnawing electric guitar and old-time acoustic six-string, banjo, and harmonica melodies with dry-witted, drawling, modern-day ennui." – Boston Phoenix
"Leland Sundries craft spare, laid-back acoustic folk that calls to mind Lou Reed and Woody Guthrie. The harmonica is wandering, the guitars thoughtful, but it’s frontman Nick Loss-Eaton’s casual voice and vivid lyrics that really get me." - San Diego City Beat