In early 1995, R.E.X. Records (long since defunct) offered a one album deal to Grant Mohrman and I (Lyndon Perry) for a side project. The 2 split songwriting, both contributing balls-out guitar riffs over programmed drums. Grant knew of a singer, Derek Cilibraise, who tracked vocals for the album.
On November 5, 1995, Lemonade was released. A few months later, Derek and I decided to play out live to support the album. Derek knew of a drummer, Geoff Laforet, and the core of LDB circa '95 was born.
In mid-2017, Derek, Geoff, and I connected (via phone). This was the first time the 3 of us were "together" since 1998. The initial discussion went something like, "Hey, what about a Lemonade follow-up?" At that time we decided to let that idea go and develop a new act, bangupstate. Look it up wherever you stream music.
Fast-forward to January of 2020, the Lemonade conversation resurfaced. We started a second season of our group podcast (Season 2 of Cheap Flight) to hash it out. What is (likely?) obvious at this point is our decision to move forward with said follow-up.
The work has begun. We have a folder full of sketches which will become the tracks to form the yet-to-be-named album. The plan is to release a single, maybe 2 in late summer, 2020, followed by a release of the full album in early November. 25. Years. Later.
The Making Of
We publish a podcast most weeks which resembles an audio documentary for our projects. Season 1 reflects that other project, bangupstate. We've marked the pivot to Leaderdogs as Season 2.
Yeah. So, bangupstate. Leaderdogs. And then this other name for the podcast, Cheap Flight. We get it. You're a bright lot. You've got this.
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