Leopold and His Fiction Release New Song + Video 'Cowboy'
The newly Austin-based Leopold and His Fiction have released single "Cowboy" today along with a visual accompaniment via VEVO.. The video mirrors the self-mythologizing swagger of the track and relives the excitement of classic crime dramas. The vivid, filmic "Cowboy" jumps seamlessly between nostalgia and modernism. Frontman Daniel Leopold says of the video, "it is an introduction to the album as a whole". When asked about the video's theme, Daniel comments, "as composed and set in their ways an individual can be they have to be ready to compromise when called upon to do so. Sometimes it's pulled off other times it's not."In addition to the new single and video, the band has kicked off on a global tour this week with stops in New Orleans, London, Hamburg, and more including a hometown show in Austin, Texas. Leopold and His Fiction combine gritty ingenuity with delicately crated lyrics and blistering guitar work to bring the audience an impactful performance. Daniel was born and raised in Detroit where he first began playing music. He then moved to California to study writing where he started crafting songs for the first time - combining years of practice on the guitar with his literary inclinations. Releasing their self-titled debut in 2006, Leopold and His Fiction built up a reputation as a powerful live act and landed gigs supporting ZZ Top, Gary Clark Jr., and Dr. Dog. Between their sophomore release Ain't No Surprise and 2012's 3, Daniel co-founded the folk outfit Cowboy and Indian, and spent several years touring. He has now returned to Leopold and His Fiction and is revisiting his approach to songwriting, straying from his novelistic tendencies. You can expect the upcoming album to be the band's most dynamic yet.
Check out the new video for "Cowboy" and be sure to catch Leopold and His Fiction on their upcoming tour dates. Darling Destroyer is slated for release early 2017.Tour Dates
9/10 - St. Louis, MO at Off Broadway
9/13 - Lincoln, NE at Rye Room at The Bourbon Theatre
9/16 - Austin, TX at Sidewinder
9/21 - Dusseldorf, Germany at The TUBE
9/22 - Bremen, Germany at Tower Bremen
9/24 - Hamburg, Germany at Reeperbahn Festival
9/26 - London, UK at The Old Blue Last
9/27 - Blackburn, UK at The Napier
9/28 - Milton Keynes, UK at The Craufurd Arms
9/29 - North Shields, UK at Tynemouth Surf Cafe
10/1 - Lexington, KY at Lakeside Live at Lexington Green
10/9 - Brenham, TX at Rockin' Star Ranch Links