Dishing out wicked, San Francisco style, old-schoolish rock’n'roll touched by psychedelic haze and even shades of folk, the lion-maned Daniel James on guitar and lead vocals, Micayla Grace on bass and John Sortland on drums and Farfisa are Leopold and His Fiction, a dedicated threesome determined to endear themselves to the masses, even if that’s just one devoted listener at a time.
These good folks made their way in for a Luxury Wafers Session on the fly after a bummer first attempt missed when most of their gear was stolen. Luckily the crew was able to reassemble their essentials and are back in the flow, better than ever.
In fact, we hear they are in the process of working on new material with producer Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Devendra Barnhart, Au Revoir Simone). This is exciting news. I’m digging these tunes now from their live session with us – hints of Led Zeppelin, Johnny Cash and Jack White – and also looking forward to near-future sounds from Leopold and His Fiction – what I’m guessing will be a deeper synthesis of the three with perhaps an interesting move in the pop direction. ?!? We’ll see. Whatever it is, it’ll be super soul-soaked. Daniel pours his heart out earnestly through his raspy, sometimes rambling vocals and sonorous guitar licks, supported like family by John and Micayla, who are equally invested in crafting the band’s sound.
Listen to the Exclusive Live Tracks (option/click to download):