Baltimore continues to develop great and interesting indie rock bands. Leisure Sport is one that has been on our sights for some time, so we are thrilled today to be premiering their debut EP, Title Card.
The band is comprised of Dana DiGennaro on vocals and guitar, Kyle Balkin also on vocals and guitar, Cameron Thomas on bass and Michael Habif on drums. They state their influences are diverse and include bands such as Pinegrove, Thundercat, and Daughters.
Leisure Sport have been honing their craft since 2018, so we are thrilled to be on board for their debut EP. It was produced by Chris Freeland (Future Islands, Wye Oak, Lower Dens).
Their songs are characterised by beautiful graceful harmonies and layered guitars. The sharing of vocals between DiGennaro and Balkin adds an extra dimension. There is joyful melancholia to the tracks on this EP. The five tracks are meaningful emotional journies, covering breakups, one-night stands and finding inspiration in unexpected places. At five tracks long, it leaves you wanting to hear more.
DiGennaro told the AU exclusively that, “The songs on ‘Title Card’ evolved over a year of live performances and months of recording. Some songs, like “Zero Sum” and “Images”, had their lyrics and endings entirely re-written after we first performed them. For “Tennessee,” most of the vocal harmonies came from experimenting while recording. We like to take our time to make sure all the pieces of a song flow as naturally as they can, and will cut and re-write until we feel like there’s no filler left.”
Title Card will be released on Friday, 4th June 2021. In the meantime, enjoy our premiere and press <Play>
Photo Credit: Audrey Gatewood