Sun Mountain Studio (as the name suggests) is on the top of a mountain in the Catskill mountains of New York over looking the Ashokan reservoir. When Byron came off the road with The Lumineers this is where we headed to reinvent our selves. While their tour was in motion we traveled along to support our Heavy Lifting E.P. Even got hang out backstage at Soldiers Filed in Chicago when they were opening for U2. We did videos with Relix & Paste magazines and even did a Daytrotter session and drank a few vineyards along the way. When we’d finished threatening the muses into giving us some more songs we contacted David Baron who had worked with Vance Joy, Jade Bird, Meghan Trainor and Peter Murphy and asked if he’d like to produce our next record. Thus we found ourselves in rented a house nearby playing stupid games involving camouflaged walkie-talkies and commuting to the mountain top each morning to begin the new record. We pushed through our tissue paper ties to Americana and came out in a slightly retro pop/rock universe of cynical commentary on the current craziness enveloping our country. Promises, Promises (as we’re calling this release) takes the permanent background noise of anxiety and pushes it through a large collection of vintage synthesizers, guitar pedals and tea soaked vocal chords. It emerges as a singable, anthem driven record of nine songs that waste no time getting where they’re going. This is the best record we’ve ever made. We promise.
LOST LEADERS SHARE NEW TRACK “PROBABLY WHY WE’RE HERE” WITH LYRIC VIDEO
NEW ALBUM PROMISES PROMISES AVAILABLE MARCH 1
Lost Leaders, guitarist/vocalist Peter Cole and bassist/vocalist Byron Isaacs, are sharing their second track “Probably Why We’re Here” with a lyric video, following the recent release “Extra-Ordinary”, both from their forthcoming album Promises Promises due out March 1.
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After two years of touring with the Lumineers, Byron Isaacs, who previously was Levon Helm’s bassist, joined Peter Cole at Sun Mountain Studio in upstate New York, a studio which sits atop of a mountain in the Catskills with a view of the expansive Ashokan reservoir. The album and the song were produced by David Baron who has previously worked with Vance Joy, Jade Bird, Meghan Trainorand Peter Murphy. The resulting album is a bit Tom Petty, a bit Raconteurs with a hint of Americana thrown in.