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Dead Leaves Vultures

Dead Leaves

Vultures

Take This To Heart Records
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The trio that makes up Dead Leaves openly acknowledge their debt to the Cleveland punk scene that both spawned and supported two of the members, Elliot Blair and Alex Tucker, previous outfit, Call It Fiction. As Dead Leaves were formed after they met their third member, Gene Bernardo, when they played a show at his house, then it’s clear that their roots are well and truly embedded in their local punk scene. Vultures follows on from Dead Leaves self titled debut EP and is released today on all formats via Take This To Heart Records.

Death And Taxes starts Vultures out in a mellow manner that kicks up a gear at the midway point, although the album maintains a restrained punk vibe that falls somewhere between folk punk and punk rock. The enchanting Sunrise carries the feel of fifties rock ‘n roll ballad whilst Hopeless Dweller brings the tempo down with an impassioned number, and at the halfway point Vultures kicks into life with a Bloodshot. The flip side of Vultures repeats the pattern of the first handful of tracks, including the stunning track Die Young, that build up the tempo and incorporate elements of punk rock, rock ‘n roll, indie and folk punk to impressive effect.

Vultures is an album that focuses on the exploitation of powerlessness and vulnerability, making the album’s title a poignant one, and the style of this debut full length suits the nature of the material perfectly. Vultures contains all the elements that were present on their impressive debut EP, but everything has more depth making Vultures an impressive step forward for the band, albeit one that has had a long incubation period since the bands debut EP was released back in 2014. In Vultures the Dead Leaves have delivered an album that shows that the long wait, and the painstaking writing process that was involved in the creation of their debut full length, was worth the wait.

Vultures can be ordered on CD, vinyl and digital formats via Take This To Heart Records here

Dead Leaves Release New Single ‘Alive In The Spring’

Dead Leaves VulturesToday you can stream the new single from Dead Leaves, Alive In The Spring, that is taken from their upcoming LP ,Vultures. Their first album and third release with Take This To Heart Records is a culmination of a over a full year of writing, rewriting and writing again, think Brand New guitar riffs with a Hotelier lyrical and aesthetic vibe. You can catch them on tour this fall and at Snowed In fest in Cleveland with Pinegrove, PUP, Diet Cig, Swordfish and more. Vultures will be released August 25th on CD, vinyl and Digital formats.

You can pre-order Vultures via Take This To Heart Records here

Alive In The Spring can be streamed via 36 Vultures here

Dead Leaves Release Stream Of ‘Bloodshot’

Dead Leaves VulturesOn August 25th Take This To Heart Records will be releasing Dead Leaves brand new album, Vultures, on CD vinyl and digital formats, and you can now stream the first single, Bloodshot. Their first LP, and third release with the label, is a culmination of a over a full year of writing, rewriting and writing again. 
 
You can stream Bloodshot via Gold Flake Paint here and you can pre-order Vultures here
 
Dead Leaves US tour dates can be viewed below

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Tours: Dead Leaves / Oso Oso / Prince Daddy & The Hyena

Dead LeavesCleveland, Ohio’s Dead Leaves has announced that they will be heading on tour with with Oso Oso and Prince Daddy & The Hyena.  the band continues to support their recent split with PINE, released back on November 6, 2015 via Take This To Heart Records.

Tour dates are below.

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Video: PINE – Waste

Dead LeavesPINE is streaming a new music video for the song “Waste.”  The song comes from their recent split with Dead Leaves, released last week via Take This To Heart Records.

Listen to the full album here courtesy Substream Magazine.

Dead Leaves And Pine Stream New Split 7″

Dead LeavesDead Leaves and PINE have launched a stream of their upcoming new split due out November 6, 2015 via Take This To Heart Records.

Listen to the full album here courtesy Substream Magazine.

Tours: Dead Leaves / PINE

Dead LeavesDead Leaves and PINE have announced that they will be touring together in support of their upcoming new split. The split is due out on November 6, 2015 via Take This To Heart Records.

Tour dates are below.  Pre-order are live.

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Dead Leaves – I’m Sorry Darling

Dead LeavesDead Leaves has premiered a new track.  The song is titled “I’m Sorry Darling” and appears on their upcoming split with PINE, set for a November 6, 2015 release via Take This To Heart Records.

Listen to the track here courtesy AbsolutePunk.  Pre-order are live.

Free Summer Sampler From Take This To Heart Records & Mayflower Collective

Take This To heart RecordsTake This To Heart Records and Mayflower Collective have teamed up for the release of a brand new FREE summer compilation.  The compilation features sixteen tracks from bands like Head North, Dead Leaves, Sundressed, No Tide, A Will Away, Traditions to name a few.

Download the entire disc here.

Video: Dead Leaves – I Was Once An Extrovert

Dead LeavesDead Leaves has premiered a new music video for their song “I Was Once An Extrovert.”  The song appears on their self-titled EP which is out now on 12″/CD/Digital via Take This To Heart Records.

Check out the full video below.

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