Ever listen to Vetiver'sÂ To Find Me Gone or Devendra's Cripple Crow and wonder what magical thing these albums have in common, aside from being pioneering works of the contemporaryÂ San Francisco folk sound? It's Thom Monahan, producerÂ out ofÂ The Hangar Studios in Sacramento. There's soonÂ to be a new addition toÂ Monahan's list ofÂ endemic masterpieces --Â he's been trusted by Leopold & His Fiction with the task of recording their next full-length.
As if Leopold & His Fiction isn't already well-established, seeping rock-hard melody and gritty psychedelia, the band has really upped the ante in anticipation of their third record with new members.Â Those at Regional Bias witnessed what's to come in the near future of the band, regenerated with Micayla Grace (bass)Â and Jon Sortland (drums), both pictured above. The pair further electrify the overall stage presence and solidify the blend of â€œDetroit garage rock, Grass Valley folk and Western darkness."[audio:http://www.thebaybridged.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/come_back.mp3]
Monahan'sÂ fingers have touched not only fantastic local works, but also bigger names like Little Joy, Matt Pond PA, Lavender DiamondÂ and most recently Au Revoir Simone. No doubt a great opportunity for Leopold, who's playing two SFÂ shows as summer turns to fall:Leopold and his Fiction