Lost Leaders are in the midst of making their third album this time working with producer David Baron (Vance Joy, Jade bird, Bat For Lashes). The songs on this new record continue their somewhat snide pop-americana/psychedelic-rock commentary on the new American political landscape. With the working title “Promises, Promises” the ever world weary duo (Byron Isaacs and Peter Cole) are following up on 2017’s E.P. “Heavy Lifting” which once again had them on radio stations across the country. It also had them fitting in their support efforts around Byron Isaac’s tour obligations as bass player for The Lumineers. This produced the comical juxtaposition of Lost Leaders playing a club one night and then Byron playing a stadium opening for U2 the next. Not that they were in any danger of getting too big for their britches but that kind of thing will keep you humble. Once again recording in their barn-cum-church in the Hudson Valley Lost Leaders manage to get some great takes between drinks and the new material is taking miraculous shape and looks to be their strongest offering yet.
For the uninitiated, Lost Leaders was born in Levon Helm’s barn in Woodstock, N.Y. in 2011 when Byron Isaacs was playing bass in his band. One of their first shows was at The Midnight Ramble the year before Levon’s passing. They recorded 2014’s eponymous release there. The single “I’m Gonna Win” played on radios across the country while the band toured and made its mark. Their 2017 release “Heavy Lifting” and the single “Volunteer” proved Lost Leaders to be what Relix Magazine called “…a band out of time [and] perfectly in the now…” No Depression, Paste, Huffington Post and others had similarly kind words. Now they are preparing to recording themselves a swimming pool and some college tuition. Stay tuned.