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Aug 20, 2015

If there was any band that could make synchronized swimming sexy, it’s Leisure Cruise. The badass duo—comprised of Broken Social Scene’s Dave Hodge and Firehorse’s Leah Siegel—found their cinematic side in “Mother, and” made a gorgeous visual component to go alongside with it. The video—filmed in Cuba—follows the story of a girl who by day cleans hotels and by night dances in the water. There’s something really empowering about watching the leading lady find a sense of confidence and power in her dreams.

In straight-up rocker fashion, Leisure Cruise pretty much improvised when it came to writing the track. “I got on the mic and sang a throwaway verse and the hook and then some humming and the hook again,” said Siegel of “Mother.” “I looked at Dave sideways as if to ask ‘did that work?’ Dave said casually, ‘I like the ‘fucker’ part.’ And so did I.”

Leisure Cruise dropped their self-titled debut last year, and “Mother” is a standalone that they released this summer, so we’re hoping there’s more music on the way from the band. They did just kickstart a video for their single “CRIME TIP,” which stars Julia Stiles and Jon Morris, so the possibility of a new album or EP is looking good. In the meantime you can catch them on tour (dates below).

8/22 Orlando, FL @ BACKBOOTH
8/23 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
8/24 Jacksonville, FL @ JACK RABBITS LIVE
8/25 Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
8/26 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
8/27 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
8/28 Virginia Beach, VA @ Ice Festival
8/29 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter