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Leon III - Leon III (2018)

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Leon III - Leon III (2018)

Leon III - Leon III (2018)
Americana, Indie | 00:44:25 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 247,96 MB
Label: Cornelius Chapel Records

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 bands 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 albums laid back vibe.

. Taken as a whole, Leon IIIs 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.

Green vinyl with download card.

01. Leon III - Maybe I'm Immune? (6:55)
02. Leon III - Faded Mountain (3:32)
03. Leon III - From These Heights (4:47)
04. Leon III - Paper Eye (3:58)
05. Leon III - Jesus (2:49)
06. Leon III - Alberta (4:10)
07. Leon III - The Line (5:25)
08. Leon III - Between the Saddle & The Ground (4:15)
09. Leon III - The Strongest Medicine (6:11)
10. Leon III - From These Heights (Retold) (2:25)

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