• leverage models Leverage Models (LP, £15.50)

    label: Hometapes

    Shannon Fields (Stars Like Fleas founder/producer) has spent the better part of the past three years recording new, unhinged, narratively-oblique, club-centric, dark kitchen-sink pop music under the name Leverage Models. Following the release of three EPs (digitally, as well as on limited edition cassettes), Leverage Models will release its self-titled debut album on Hometapes this fall. The album features contributions from members of Yeasayer, Sinkane, and LCD Soundsystem, as well as Sharon Van Etten. The Brooklyn-based live band inhabits the warped echoes of ABC, Scritti Politti, The Associates, Happy Mondays, Japan, A Certain Ratio, Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam, Throbbing Gristle, etc. Leverage Models has performed recently with Sinkane and Escort. // "suddenly you realise you've been slowly seduced…This sucker bites hard, fangs bury deep into our subconscious and beg to you to listen again and again." YVYNL // "seriously layered, ornate, and frenzied electronic transmissions…excellent" ONION A.V. CLUB // "Rapturous bursts of bright horn-fuelled funk-pop…Great" THE GUARDIAN // Tracklist: 1. Cooperative Extensions (3:51) 2. The Chance to Go (4:02) 3. Night Falls on the General Assembly (3:25) 4. The Least of Your Brothers (4:47) 5. Out in the Open (Propositional Representations) (3:49) 6. Too Cold for Magic (5:46) 7. Sweep (feat. Sharon Van Etten) (3:45) 8. Stay Close (2:55) 9. Hunting Safety (4:01) 10. A Slow Marriage (2:17)

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