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