Following the release of its debut full-length ‘music for outcasts’ (L’Echiquier / Décor / Weiner) and the wrapping up of a national tour that saw the band play everything from a DIY July 4 party in a parking garage to a record store, a church to an outdoor bar stage, Leland Sundries has premiered its new video for “Studebaker” at Impose Mag.
The band will perform tomorrow at Green River Festival in western Massachusetts, the same day as Dawes, Shovels & Rope, and Shakey Graves. Mercury Lounge will host a headlining show on Monday on a bill with Ron Gallo.
Pop Matters is streaming the entire album, comparing it to Pavement and calling it “folk-rock awesomeness… memorable."
Spotlights have also run in American Songwriter, Paste, Flavorpill, Pure Volume, UNCUT, MOJO, and spins at WFUV, KCRW, and KEXP. In a Q&A, CMJ praised its “fine character building.”
Cincinnati.com called Leland Sundries “folk rock from a weird, loose-limbed, garage-rock point of view.”
The Memphis Commercial Appeal called ‘music for outcasts’ “literate, tuneful character sketches, songs rooted not just in his own hard-living lifestyle but also in the people he met on the road... establishing the band as worthy successors to such durable acts as Son Volt, Clem Snide and Deer Tick.”