New York quintet Leland Sundries premiere the track “Dreamed About El Paso,” exclusively with C&I.
The passion project of singer-songwriter Nick Loss-Eaton, New York five-piece Leland Sundries take pride in their rich storytelling. With a sound that’s a little bit Americana, a little bit rock ’n’ roll, and a little bit country blues, the band have been praised for an original sound that transcends genres.
Following their last full-length album, 2016’s Music for Outcasts, Leland Sundries had a big 2018 that included opening for Low Cut Connie and Peter Mulvey, two singles, and finishing their upcoming EP, Pray Through Gritted Teeth.
Now the Brooklyn-based bandmates — Loss-Eaton, Nick Messitte, Pete Mancini, and Curtis J. Brewer — are poised for an even bigger 2019.
We’ve got a sneak peek of what’s to come with an exclusive first listen to Leland Sundries’ newest track, “Dreamed About El Paso.”
With slow pickings and grungy strums, the guitar-fueled track flows thick with Loss-Eaton’s distinctive deep vocals and vivid descriptions.
“This was a song written during a haze of heavy drinking,” Loss-Eaton says. “In retrospect, I clearly wanted to escape my own life. I did have a dream about El Paso, and in the dream, it was the kind of wild place where Indiana Jones might find a treasure.
“I was friendly with the songwriter Tom Russell at the time and he had moved from Brooklyn [to El Paso], in part to be closer to his muse, and I admired that. In fact, I just did that myself with Memphis, Tennessee.
“I think the song also explores ideas [about] living near physical borders and trying to cross mental borders. I’m proud that this will be part of our forthcoming EP, Pray Through Gritted Teeth.”
Listen to “Dreamed About El Paso,” below.
For more information on Leland Sundries and for upcoming tour dates, visit their website. Photography: Courtesy Sara Feigin.