London rockers Leif Erikson (named for the Viking explorer who beat Christopher Columbus to America) released their debut single “Looking For Signs” last month, and its video is out in the world now. The song is one of the most purely enjoyable classic rock updates I’ve encountered recently, like the weary heartland sound of Kurt Vile and the War On Drugs tweaked ever so slightly in the direction of the Amazing’s airborne prog. At the risk of reducing this blurb to a RIYL list, fans of Fleet Foxes, Fleetwood Mac, and My Morning Jacket will also probably dig this. The video tracks what appears to be a woman’s supernatural journey between the bathtub and the great outdoors. It’s pretty, but I’m here for the music; comfort food tends to dominate the menu throughout the holiday season, after all. Check it out.
Leif Erikson will release an album of some sort in 2016.