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Down with Leo

Sound description

Surprisingly mod-sounding alt-rock.

RIYL

The Pixies

Influences

Dave Matthews, the Wallflowers, the Pixies, Neil Young, Elvis Costello

Discography

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Down with Leo released their self-titled first EP in 2007. The band has combined rhythms from Manchester, vocals from Dave Matthews, and a Pixies/Elvis Costello sensibility. Songs on this EP range from hand-clapping piano pop to moody, progressive alt-rock.

Their tempo is slow without dragging. There really aren't any solos, only breaks in the vocals that act as cooling-off periods. Down with Leo has perfected pace changes and sophisticated compositions to make every song interesting. Lyrically, each track tells a story, and the narrative is revealed as the song builds.

In 2008, Down With Leo split. Frank Green (lead guitar/vocals) formed Gray Ghosts, with members of the Kite Flying Society, the Ex-Friends, and the Bloody Hollies.

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