166. Leagues - ‘You Belong Here’ + Harvest Moon

Leagues - ‘You Belong Here’ + Harvest Moon

**March selection for Vinyl Me, Please - the world’s best vinyl-of-the-month club**

Ingredients: 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey, 1 ounce Lillet Blanc, 1/2 ounce apple brandy, 1/2 ounce Green Chartreuse, 2 dashes Angostura bitters, orange peel for garnish.

Mixing Instructions: Stir with ice in a mixing glass. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with an orange peel twist. 

Notes: Age matters in music.  Young twenty-somethings often strive for an overly-original sound that can back them into a corner of irrelevance in a hurry - yet also contains huge potential for magic.  Later in life most musicians abandon novelty for simplicity, riffing on classic song structures and melodies and suddenly thinking a greatest hits album is an ok thing to do.  

Made up of early-thirties Nashville musicians with loads of experience, Leagues walk the high-wire separating the two musical territories with ease, delivering a highly pleasurable alt-rock album that will find appreciation among fans of Kopecky Family Band and The Black Keys.  Start to finish there are few songs that won’t induce a head-bob or foot tap, it’s just deliciously catchy work.  An album for the next neighborhood party, pair it with an equally satisfying rye cocktail and pay homage to the perfect mix of experience and joy.

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