San Francisco stripped-down rock-and-roll trio Leopold and His Fiction are going vinyl-only for their sophomore album, Ain't No Surprise, which comes out next Tuesday, January 12th. Reviewers have cited everything from Dylan to Skynyrd in trying to capture the band's melting pot of sounds, which include elements of Detroit garage and hints of California pop. Check out the excellent title track below:

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Leopold and His Fiction - "Ain't No Surprise" (from Ain't No Surprise)

The band's vinyl release show is this Friday, January, 9th at the Hemlock Tavern, with The Healing Curse and Candy Apple. 9pm, $7, 21+.