EP: Leon in the Wild – Leon in the Wild

Let’s start this post with quotes from the Bandcamp page:

“From a house near the sunny beaches in Northern California, Leon in the Wild’s music pulls from a variety of influences ranging from super bands like The Beatles and The Beach Boys; to 90s heroes like Grandaddy, Sparklehorse, Eels, and Quasi.”

“A fuzzy blend of indie pop combining psychedelic elements and beach-y harmonies from 60s pop, jangly excitement from 80s guitar pop, and gritty guitar fills of 90s indie rock.”

I will also quote my favorite music review platform, Smallalbums.

If you are not following Smallalbums on socials, do it now.

I have shared Leon in the Wild’s music before, so this once again no new discovery for me.

This EP is a pretty energetic indie pop (music) meal that can be devoured without any problems. I wish I could describe it as well, as Smallalbums do, but maybe one day I will get there. Leon’s music feels fresh, yet nostalgic with a lot of influence from the past, which makes it more familiar and also exciting. You can prepare yourself for a good amount of catchy guitar riffs and melodies that will be stuck in your head for a while. I was so happy to discover it was released on cassettes as well via the California-based label Recorded Psychic Readings. It deserves to be released on this media as it works well together. For me, it is always a bummer when an album is released on a US label because getting tapes to Slovakia is painful and I do not have an infinite budget to overcome all costs. Maybe one day we will all figure out how to run labels across the globe without all these problems.

Either way, this album brings me so many summer vibes, which I have never had enough of in the music. So hit the play button, start the track, and ride the waves.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.