Polyinstrumentalist (and photographer) Leland Ettinger named part of her band and part of this song after Joan Didion—the part that says, "So let them lay / let them play," of course. And the spirit of Didion's White Album is hard at work on Ettinger's "Luck of the Draw," a far-ranging canyon-country pocket-epic made from light and shadow with waves of the Mamas & the Papas/Wendy & Bonnie harmonies and inspiration from Great Society-style 60s West Coast psychedelia." /> L.A. Record

TRACK PREMIERE: LELAND AND THE SILVER WELLS “LUCK OF THE DRAW”

July 31st, 2018 | Listen

Polyinstrumentalist (and photographer) Leland Ettinger named part of her band and part of this song after Joan Didion—the part that says, “So let them lay / let them play,” of course. And the spirit of Didion’s White Album is hard at work on Ettinger’s “Luck of the Draw,” a far-ranging canyon-country pocket-epic made from light and shadow with waves of the Mamas & the Papas/Wendy & Bonnie harmonies and inspiration from Great Society-style 60s West Coast psychedelia—not just in the sound but in the way this five-minute song ebbs and flows and twists and turns and spins, too. (If you’ve got the capabilty to play this while projecting a liquid light show on your bedroom wall, it’d probably be extremely rewarding.) “Luck Of The Draw” is part of Leland‘s coming self-titled full-length on Rubia, produced by Marc Doten with string arrangements from frequent L.A. RECORD featuree Steve Gregoropoulos, and it’ll be out on Fri., Sept. 18—more info here!