Burnside Album Details
Leash, Lonesome, Precious Features
Lonesome Leash is the solo project of Walt McClements, an accordionist and multi-instrumentalist known for his work in Dark Dark Dark. Using a sparse palette of accordion, drums and voice, McClements crafts stark yet complex songs, nervous and triumphant hymns to the restless where angular accordion lines take prominence over the guitar in a nervy and strangely cinematic post-punk tradition. Precious Futures strips the songs to their sinew, offering an approximation of the project's "one-man-band" live approach. The album is comprised of fragmented stories where momentum, love, and lust serve as stand-ins for the feeling of home. It is a record that chronicles movement and the thrill of the affair, but also explores the drives beneath those things, all with a wry wit that is so characteristic of McClements’ storytelling. The end result is at once romantic, neurotic, and ultimately gratifying. The Lp is pressed on 150 gram black vinyl and includes a digital download card.