2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Leverage Models


In the silence that followed the disintegration of his prior band, and with little advance warning or fanfare, Shannon Fields (Stars Like Fleas founder/producer, Helado Negro-collaborator), released the debut Leverage Models record in October 2013. This ecstatic & unhinged kitchen-sink pop music has since been praised by Pitchfork, Other Music, BrooklynVegan, Spin Magazine, the Guardian, and others. These magical realist meditations on political action, family abuse, medicine and agriculture are set to intricate, lush music that recalls and re-fashions the warped echoes of ABC, Scritti Politti, The Associates, Happy Mondays, Japan, A Certain Ratio, Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam, and contemporary R&B, and are realized live by an immensely polished, rhythm-heavy live band...and an immensely un-polished singer willing to demolish his body and ego onstage in search of authentic, human connection with rooms full of other human beings. The debut album features contributions from Sharon van Etten, & members of LCD Soundsystem, Sinkane, Yeasayer, & others.

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