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Leverage Models





Electronic DELI-ciousness tomorrow at Spike Hill! Check out the playlist!





Weekly Feature: Leverage Models play The Deli's B.E.A.F./Northside Electro Stage on 06.14

Seizing on electro and drawing on the depths of consciousness, Leverage Models create deliciously vibrant music. A bubbling sonic palette doused in multiple dimensions, the band makes glorious glistening sounds, nuanced with commentary and clever perceptive notes, that pulse with passion, short pounds and reverberating rhythms adding a complexity that never digresses from what it is – pure pop. Churning and bristling with self-confessed dark emotions, there’s a restlessness to it all, a deliberate provocativeness that thrives. It’s the masterwork of producer and creator Shannon Fields, his inspired hand sketching and shifting through the sounds of the bandmates to build music to dance, shake, groove and live to.

LINKS: Francesca Baker's interview with Leverage Models.
EVENTS:
 See Leverage Models at The Deli's NYC B.E.A.F./Northside Electro Stage at Spike Hill on Saturday 06.14 with Wavves, Twintapes, Zula, Psychic Twins and more.

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Leverage Models debuts new video + plays The Deli's Northside Electro Stage on 06.14

Brooklyn's electro-rock collective Leverage Models keeps surprising us with quality edgy music and visuals - check out their new video for "Night Falls on General Assembly" below - if you don't get it, find the explanation here. The band - whose debut album got what could be called an "Almost Best New Music" Pitchfork review - is scheduled to headline The Deli's Northside/B.E.A.F. Fest Electronic Stage on June 14 with Psychic Twin, Zula, Twintapes and WOLVVES among others.

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Leverage Models qualifies for The Deli's Best of NYC 2013 Poll's Open Submissions (4th place in ELECTRONIC category)

Former Stars Like Fleas leader Shannon Fields took off for Cooperstown, NY in 2008 following his band's final folk freakfest, "The Ken Burns Effect." A self-titled debut by his new act, Leverage Models, marks Fields' return to NYC and the beginning of a second act. Channeling the spirit of soaring '80s synthpop by OMD, Tears for Fears and David Bowie from the "Let's Dance" years, the album boasts ten tracks of crisp production, featuring guest appearances by Trevor Dunn of Mr. Bungle and BK darling Sharon Van Etten on vocals. The album's tapestry of retro soundscapes and cryptic lyrical sentiments is quite unique in the current musical landscape, something that sure got Pitchfork's critical juices flowing.- Brian Chidester

See the full Open Submission results for the Electronic cateogry here.

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best Electronic songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

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NYC Artists on the rise: Leverage Models play Cameo on 01.31

Leverage Models are mixing business with pleasure. Pulling from the colorful bullsh*t of popular industry, they've given new meaning to the bland business of deliverables and accounting in ready-made dance classics like the undeniable 'Sweep' (streaming below) off latest EP 'Cooperative Extensions.' This is world beats turned into booty-shaking dirtiness, topped off with Shannon Fields' roof-shaking falsetto. It's the kind of band worth doing business with. See them when they play Cameo Gallery Jan 31. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

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