Record of the Day – “Dottie, Queen of the West” by The Persian Leaps

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from High & Vibrate, releases 25 September 2015

Infectious guitar driven rock , beautiful harmonies, guaranteed to make you smile as you sing along!

Their bio:
“The Persian Leaps” began as a phrase singer/guitarist Drew Forsberg doodled in a notebook margin during a college Greek Archaeology course. He wrote music independently under that name for years, until finally assembling a full band in 2012 to perform and record driving, chiming music influenced by My Bloody Valentine, The Smiths, Guided by Voices and Teenage Fanclub.

In 2013, the Persian Leaps released debut EP Praise Elephants, which the NME described as a “celestial guitar jangle”. The band completed a follow-up EP Drive Drive Delay in 2014, praised by XS Noize for its “instantly catchy melodic harmonies layered on top of droning guitar.”

The band recently completed their 3rd EP, High & Vibrate. The EP features five short, infectious songs dripping with divine guitar noise underpinning gorgeous vocal harmonies. Land Ski Records releases High & Vibrate on September 25, 2015.

Dottie, Queen of the West
Pull off your boots
Put your feet up and rest a while
You’ve been riding the range
For far too long
And you can’t even force a smile

We all know you’re strong
But if silences are golden
Then your banker is beholden
To your pain
Your pain

Dottie, Queen of the West
Take off your hat
Set your cares by and rest a spell
You’ve been riding the fences
Long since dawn
Sooner or later the strain will tell

We all know you’re strong
But if silences are golden
Then your bank account is swollen
With your pain
Your pain

Ooooh, ooooh
Ooooh, ooooh
Your pain

Silences (your pain)
Silences (your pain)
Silences (your pain)

The Persian Leaps:


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