Steep Leans – “Nightmare City” & “Navigator In The Night”

Steep Leans – “Nightmare City” & “Navigator In The Night”

Steep Leans is the Boston-based project of Gray Somers and the latest signee to Wavves’ label Ghost Ramp. After forming the band in 2012, Somers performed a string of live shows over the years with additional band members until going into the quiet shadows for a year-long recording process. They’re returning to the spotlight this fall with supporting tour dates and debut album Grips On Heat. But until then they’ve given us a taste of their upcoming release with cuts “Nightmare City” and “Navigator In The Night.” Steep Leans balances murky garage-rock and bright guitars for a polished sound that still maintains some sort of rawness. “Nightmare City” features sweet dreamy psych-rock riffs and longing vocals of a rougher tone. It’s the kind of track you blast when you’re driving away from your hometown for the last time, cruising in search for anything bigger, if not better. “Navigator In The Night” is the complementing moody surf-rock tune that would follow next on your runaway road trip playlist. Just when echoing guitar reverb chimes your years, ringing lo-fi feedback and loud drums takes you down a darker turn. Listen below.

Tour dates w/ Wavves and Twin Peaks:
09/21 Madison, WI @ Majestic
09/22 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity
09/24 Milwaukee, MI @ The Rave
09/25 Chicago, IL @ The Vic
09/26 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
09/27 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
09/29 Columbus, OH @ Newport
09/30 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
10/02 Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus
10/03 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
10/05 Boston, MA @ Paradise
10/06 New York, NY @ Irving
10/07 Washington, DC @ 930 Club
10/08 Chapel Hill @ Local 506
10/09 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt
10/11 Houston, TX @ Bronze Peacock

Grips On Heat is out 9/21 via Ghost Ramp.

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