Strange Forms

by Shane Leonard

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Pre-Order of Shane's new record, Strange Forms, on 12" 150 gram vinyl. All orders ship 7/9/2019.

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    Shane's new album, Strange Forms, on CD. Digipak with lyrics, liner notes and artwork. All orders ship 7/9/2019.

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Borne out of an intense two-year period in which Leonard lost his father and then became a father and husband himself, Strange Forms delivers candid ruminations on the themes of rebirth and vulnerability. "I was thirty once / but now I'm thirty-one / I wonder / will I ever feel that I have reached dry land" Leonard ponders over a backdrop of gritty electric guitars and blown-out backbeats. The tones ring like Revolver era Beatles and early Beck; the boldly sincere lyrics recall Ben Gibbard's earnest pen. For roughly a year, two best friends orbited a collection of vintage equipment in a small room, Leonard playing all the instruments and engineer Brian Joseph (Bon Iver, Paul Simon) capturing whatever sounds excited them. A 1950's student model bass drum adorned with a hand-painted bald eagle. Cantankerous guitars pushed through the preamps of a Tascam 4-track cassette recorder. Vocals sung into a smashed-up handheld microphone inherited from Doc DeHaven, the once legendary jazz trumpeter of Madison, Wisconsin. In embrace of innocence and weathered by experience, Leonard confides to his newborn daughter, "ever since the day you were born / time accelerates / already each season feels like / the passing of a day / much as I'd like to be still with you / I know you'll never be the same".

credits

released May 31, 2019

all songs written, performed and arranged by Shane Leonard
produced by Shane Leonard and Brian Joseph
engineered and mixed by Brian Joseph at Hive
additional engineering by Shane Leonard at The Bungaleau
mastered by Huntley Miller
all songs published by Gourdon (ASCAP)
cover photo by Jesse Johnson
shaneleonardmusic.com

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Shane Leonard Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Shane Leonard is a producer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Eau Claire, WI. He's toured and recorded with bands like Mipso, Field Report, Rose Cousins, The Stray Birds, Oh Pep! and more, released several EPs and full-lengths as Kalispell, and produced records by JE Sunde, Anna Tivel, Kristin Andreassen (Uncle Earl), Sean Rowe, Humbird and others. Strange Forms is out 5/31/2019. ... more

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