Editor's note: This is the first MN/WI Scene Swap article where Madison's Rock of the Arts and Minneapolis music blog Reviler.org swap artists. PHOX was our Madison choice. Leisure Birds was chosen by our Twin Cities friends.
The Twin Cities music scene is small enough that it is not all that unusual to see many of the same artists in varying different artistic endeavors throughout the years. Bands come together and drift apart with regularity, their various members going on to form other bands, solo projects, one-off collaborations, etc. Occasionally the various different combinations really cohere into something great.
So it is with Minneapolis quartet Leisure Birds, a band comprised of faces familiar to anyone who has paid attention to Twin Cities’ music over the last few years. Made up of Jake Luck, Colin Gormand Weiland, Alex Achen and Cory Carlson, Leisure Birds have struck gold with a fuzzy, spaced-out, krautrock sound.