Posts Tagged Nate Leavitt

new music: Nate Leavitt & The Elevation; Southerly

Nate Leavitt & The Elevation, “Take Me Back”

–blusesy folk. heartfelt and honest. a bit retro, sounding a bit like Buffalo Springfield or Neil Young.Boston’s Nate Leavitt & The Elevation will release its upcoming EP, Someone Send a Signal, on April 22. Fans can support the recording efforts via Pledge Music. Nate Leavitt played lead guitar in groups such as Delta Clutch, The Blizzard of 78, Oldjack and Parlour Bells for a little over twenty years. Magen Tracy (piano and backing vocals), Dan Nicklin (harmonica, omnichord, guitar and backing vocals) Brendan Boogie (bass) and Paul Myers (drums) round out the band.


Southerly, “Meeting Marie” and “Moon Sets the Sun”

–darkly beautiful, lulling. atmospheric and cinematic in its emotion and varied elements. seemingly simple with underlying intricate arrangements. The Portland, Ore. will release its fourth album, Broadcast Live From So, So, So out this spring. Southerly is: Krist Krueger, Eli Savage, Jason Oppat and Robert Bartleson.

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music review: Parlour Bells

Unfettered seduction. Darkly romantic. From the first note, Parlour Bells makes me envision a setting rich with martinis, plush velvet, martinis, smudged gray eye shadow and tousled hair. Songwriting duo of Nate Leavitt and Glenn di Benedetto create dreamy pop songs in the vein of Roxy Music, The National and Tindersticks. di Benedetto’s sensual voice combines with soothing melodies and thoughtful, quirky lyrics. My favorites: “Pet Names” and “The Gargoyle.”

Download the EP at Bandcamp site

Parlour Bells website

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