LELAND SUNDRIES CONCOCTS ‘THE APOTHECARY EP,’ OUT OCT. 5 ON L’ECHIQUIER RECORDS

BROOKLYN INDIE-AMERICANA PROJECT MAKES ITS RECORDED DEBUT

BOSTON PHOENIX: “THE BAND MEETS LOU REED”

Brooklyn indie-Americana music project Leland Sundries will transport listeners to ‘The Apothecary EP’ October 5 on upstart label L’Echiquier Records. Leland Sundries is lead by resonator and harmonica-playing songwriter Nick Loss-Eaton. Leland Sundries has been compared to James McMurtry, Richard Buckner, AA Bondy, Elvis Perkins, Son Volt, and Silver Jews. Chuck Prophet has called Leland Sundries’ music “great wordsmith stuff.”

‘The Apothecary EP’ was recorded at the Creamery studio, under the Pulaski Bridge on the Brooklyn-Queens border and instrumentation includes resonator guitar, banjo, accordion, vintage synthesizer, slide guitar, and Rhodes. Laura Minor, who xlr8r compared to Lucinda Williams, appears on guest vocals on the EP’s wistful closing waltz.

The project has played in eight states in its year-long existence, sometimes in electric garage band guise and sometimes as a resonator and harmonica show, garnering press buzz along the way:

Boston Phoenix said, “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.”

Time Out New York called the music “oddball storytelling with a lo-fi country sensibility.”

Bostonist.com said, “The band has been described as Lou Reed fronting Cracker and we love the laid-back grooves and scratchy vocals.”

Albany Times-Union praised Leland Sundries’ songs as “dark and mysterious.”

Elephant Whale blog called the music “blues Americana with a touch of indie rock sarcasm.”

Leland Sundries will tour the east coast this fall. The EP will be released via TuneCore.

1. Elegy
2. High On The Plains
3. Hey Self-Defeater
4. The Main In The Giant Russian Overcoat
5. Oh My Sweet Cantankerous Baby

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