Leverage Models Flip Synths Inside-Out With Sharon Van Etten on 'Sweep'

One-man band's star-studded debut drops October 1

Leverage Models
Leverage Models Photo by Hometapes
Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Under the guise of Leverage Models, producer Shannon Fields records dark, off-kilter pop best suited "for shaking to death." So far, the Missouri native's club-friendly project has yielded a string of limited edition cassette tapes, but on October 1, Leverage Models will release its self-titled debut album through Portland's Hometapes. The upcoming LP promises cameos from members of Yeasayer, LCD Soundsystem, and Sinkane, among others. One notable guest star is Sharon Van Etten, who lends her smoky pipes to "Sweep," a synth-powered shapeshifter that's streaming below. Tour dates follow.

Leverage Models tour dates: 

August 25 - Chesterhill, OH @ Traysh Island *
September 4 - Philadelphia, PA @ PIE LAMB *
September 5 - Washington D.C. @ DC9 #
September 6 - Richmond, VA @ LoveRVA Gallery 
September 7 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Fest @ The Pour House
September 8 - Asheville, NC @ Apothecary $
September 9 - Charleston, SC @ TBA
September 10 - Knoxville, TN @ Preservation Pub
September 11 - Athens, GA @ TBA
September 12 - Greensboro @ New York Pizza %
October 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands ^

* = with CAVE, Xenia Rubinos, HIGHLIFE
# = with Pleasure Curses, PLOY 
$ = with Cy Dune, KillerBOB
% = with Banana Lazuli, Changement 
^ = with Maria Minerva, Butterclock, Tippy Toes

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