Leland Sundries - 'Music for Outcasts' (album stream) (premiere)

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Leland Sundries return with more folk rock awesomeness on their new album, Music for Outcasts.

Six years ago, Leland Sundries' The Apothecary EP came as a smart folk-rock album, well into the country side of alt-country. Now, after plenty of time traveling, observing, and playing, the band is back with a fully-formed, genre-defying sound on Music for Outcasts. The country hasn't gone (see traditional heartbreaker “Keys in the Boot”), but now it's run through so many filters that the band, led by songwriter Nick Loss-Eaton, has become something else altogether. The influences seem to stem less from Son Volt than from Pavement, but tracks like “Studebaker” have the melodic sensibilities of the Go-Betweens. The album maintains a cohesive feel even as it moves through different sounds, letting Loss-Eaton's stories and character studies build into a memorable debut.

Music for Outcasts gets its full release on June 3 from L'Echiquier/Weiner Records.


June 15 - Brooklyn, NY – 603 @ Silent Barn (w/ the North Country)

June 17 - Norfolk, VA - 80/20 Burger Bar

June 18 - Charlottesville, VA - Ante Room

June 19 – Hillsborough, NC – Nash Street Tavern

June 20 - Raleigh, NC - Slim's (w/ The Antique Hearts)

June 21 - Valdosta, GA - Ashley Street Station

June 22 - New Orleans, LA - Saturn Bar (w/ The Lonely Lonely Knights, Rudy Stone)

June 23 - Austin, TX - Indian Roller (w/ Texas Never Whispers)

June 25 - Memphis, TN - Shangri-La Records

June 28-29 - Nashville, TN - The Family Wash

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July 2 - Chicago, IL - The Township (w/ The Dirty Dirty Dollars)

July 5 - Rochester, NY - South Wedge Mission

July 6 - Somerville, MA - Once Lounge (w/ Ron Gallo, Julie Rhodes)

July 7 - Providence, RI - Dusk (w/ Andy Lampert)

July 9 - Greenfield, MA - Green River Festival (w/ Dawes, Shovels & Rope, Shakey Graves)

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