Cambridge, MA trio Leisure’s reminiscent of Apple Venus-era XTC well aware of Zach Condon. But only if Andy Partridge had a bit more Brett Anderson in his blood. The group’s doing a few shows with Girls and Dum Dum Girls, so their well-written pop songs should hit more ears soon enough: Get acquainted via the laid-back strings and English gardens of “It’s Alright (On The Suez Canal)” and its edgier Cure-esque B-Side “Outside These Walls.” You’ll basically be standing on two different beaches.
You’ll hear more at MySpace. Those dates with Girls and DDG:
04/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voyeur
04/03 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
04/07 – Oberlin, OH @ Dionysus Club (Oberlin College)
04/09 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
04/10 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
04/11 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater