ALBUM TRACK “12 FEET HIGH” PREMIERES


“Her soft, clear voice remains the focal point, while
her alt-country sound recalls the Laurel Canyon day
of The Flying Burrito Brothers.”
“…evokes Patsy Cline’s sass and
sorrow in one swoop.”

“Quietly turning into one of the city’s best…what
makes the songs magical is the way Stevens spruces
up the retro country-pop settings with clear-eyed and
thought-fully incisive lyrics.”

LA-based singer-songwriter Leslie Stevens is set to release her new LP, Sinner, on August 23 via Thirty Tigers; pre-order HERE and listen/share the album track “12 Feet HighHERE.

“I have always written songs to help me heal and to help me cry and laugh,” Stevens explains, “Many people don’t like tears- they are afraid of pain- they want to walk away… When after I play someone says ‘You are the most vulnerable’ I consider it the biggest compliment. Still, it means cracking my heart open like an egg at every show.”

Sinner marks Stevens’ third full-length album, following The Donkey and the Rose and Roomful of Smoke, both of which led the Los Angeles Times to call her “one of the city’s best,” while LA Weekly named her Best Country Singer of 2018. Sinner is produced by acclaimed artist Jonathan Wilson (Dawes, Father John Misty) and features drummer James Gadson (Paul McCartney, B.B. King), bassist Jake Blanton (The Killers), pianist Keefus Ciancia (Elton John, T Bone Burnett), organist Nate Walcott (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bright Eyes) and guest vocals from Jenny O on the track “Sylvie.”

Stevens has recorded and toured with a wide variety of acclaimed musicians, including Florence + the Machine, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Father John Misty and Jenny O. Stevens also fronted folk-country band Leslie Stevens and the Badgers, and together the band released two LPs.

Photo credit: Julia Brokaw

 

LESLIE STEVENS TOUR

August 17
Moroccan Lounge
Los Angeles, CA
September 15
Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
St. Louis, MO
September 17
SPACE
Evanston, IL
September 18
Icehouse
Minneapolis, MN
September 19
Back Room at Colectivo
Milwaukee, WI
September 20
Raccoon Motel
Davenport, IA
September 21
Rose Bowl
Champaign, IL
September 22
Ace of Cups
Columbus, OH
September 24
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY*
September 25
World Café Live Upstairs
Philadelphia, PA
September 26
Songbyrd
Washington, DC
September 27
Cat’s Cradle Back Room
Carrboro, NC
September 28
The Earl
Atlanta, GA
October 5
Barboza
Seattle, WA
October 6
Mississippi Studios
Portland, OR
*supporting Robbie Fulks