Most of us remember Hurricane Sandy as a disaster that left New York City ravaged, but the silver lining through it all proves to be Leisure Cruise—a two-man band featuring Dave Hodge (Broken Social Scene, Bran Van 3000) and Leah Siegel (Firehorse). After a chance meeting during the aftermath of the storm, the duo joined forces and formed a rather unique musical aesthetic for Leisure Cruise.
Hodge and Siegel imagined what it would be like to leave earth and move to another planet—but that's not to say their sound is dark and gloomy. The band's sound is bold, characterized by heavy synth and electronic influences. Siegel's slightly husky croon adds a depth and layers of excitement, melancholy, and determination to their songs, mirroring Hodge and Siegel's hypothetical inspiration of a "final leisure cruise for the human race."
Check out a Q&A with the band and watch their video below:
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