Last week, Sanders Bohlke tweeted “Sleeping Bulls new album! Go get it!!!” Was I supposed to see that and not listen to him? It was my first time hearing of Sleeping Bulls and I was, like most days, on the prowl for new tunes. The Least Banquest deserved all three exclamation points that Sanders used. Their lyrics are poetry. Their melodies are beautiful, addicting, really. The two songs below tie as my favorite from the new album.
Stream: “Dido’s Report”
Stream: “Quebec City”
Lyon was brought up in the wood on Chadwick farm, near Oxford.
David grew up in the pastoral bottom lands of Becker.
Mark was brewed on the dull streets of Tupelo, Mississippi (his words, not mine).
Lyon and David both reside in east Nashville.
Mark moves time between Oxford, Tupelo and Nashville.
Describe the new album in 5 words or less:
Love songs and adventure music.
Biggest southern influence:
The biggest influence on us is maybe not musical, but the superstition and spookiness of the south. The darkness and unknown of old country.
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