The Leatherbound Books | Electronic Press Kit (EPK)

This EPK includes songs to stream, contact information, photos to download for print and web use, short and long descriptions of the band, prior press quotes, upcoming shows, and quick facts about the band.


Contact

For Booking

Jackie Buttolph, Booking

theleatherboundbooking@gmail.com | (646) 606-9111

 

For Press, Download Codes, Ticket Requests, and All Other Business Affairs

Sarah Stickle, Manager

info@sarahsticklearts.com | (802) 999-3408

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The Leatherbound Books | Quick Facts

Members: Eric Daniels - Vocals, Guitars // Jackie Buttolph - Vocals, Bass // Charles Smyrk - Drums

Affiliation: Sarah Stickle Arts // Future Fields

Genre: Normcore / indie rock

Hometown: Burlington, VT

Founded: 2012

Notable Prior Performance Sites: Higher Ground Ballroom, Higher Ground Showcase Lounge, Champlain Valley Fair, Art Hop, Columbia University Folk Fest, First Night Burlington, The Precipice, Seven Sounds Festival (UVM)

Tour History: New England only


The Leatherbound Books | Elevator Pitch

The Leatherbound Books blend pop-tinged indie rock with crushing low self-esteem to create a transportive musical experience, fit for a solo lap at your local roller rink or a ride in the back of a mid-90s station wagon.


The Leatherbound Books | One Paragraph Description

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The Leatherbound Books blend pop-tinged indie rock with crushing low self-esteem to create a transportive musical experience, fit for a solo lap at your local roller rink or a ride in the back of a mid-90s station wagon. Drawing influence from the likes of Fruit Bats, The Shins, and Vampire Weekend, the Burlington VT based trio hope to get you moving and shaking or at least shifting your weight from one foot to the other. With their debut EP, Tender My Hopes, living free on the internet, these goofy hermits will emerge from apartment jams to release their full-length album in 2018.


THE LEATHERBOUND BOOKS | Full DESCRIPTION

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The Leatherbound Books blend pop-tinged indie rock with crushing low self-esteem to create a transportive musical experience, fit for a solo lap at your local roller rink or a ride in the back of a mid-90s station wagon. Drawing influence from the likes of Fruit Bats, The Shins, and Vampire Weekend, the Burlington VT based trio hope to get you moving and shaking or at least shifting your weight from one foot to the other. With their debut EP, Tender My Hopes, living free on the internet, these goofy hermits will emerge from apartment jams to release their full-length album in 2018. 

"Tender My Hopes feels familiar. It's like when you're drawn to someone you're certain you've never met, but can't shake the feeling that you have. From the moment you press play, the EP has an inviting quality. It feels lived-in and cozy." –Seven Days

Keeping the pulse steady and true, Charlie Smyrk lays down the drums like a grown-up. Jackie Buttolph plays an intermediate bass, compensating well with her sly, sassy vocals. The catchy, bittersweet songwriting of guitarist and singer, Eric Daniels, forms the core of the band. But don't tell him that - he can't take a compliment. Together, what they create on stage is a blissfully transparent snapshot of the band's pith and ethos: insecurity and humor, filtered through unbridled musical expression, can be pretty glorious.

“Smyrk summed up the band’s vibe best when he called them ‘darkly optimistic.’ Although this seems contradictory, it’s an apt description of the band’s grim humor that coexists with their relentless, inspiring hopefulness.” – The Vermont Cynic


The Leatherbound Books | Press Quotes

“The Best VT Albums of 2015...So Far” - Seven Days

“Tender My Hopes, a folksy and lyrically complex collection of songs, showcases [the band’s dark optimism] through Daniels’ vocals — reminiscent of the Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle’s — and lyrics influenced by the clever wordplay of artists like Andrew Bird.” - The Vermont Cynic

“The gorgeous five-song set soars on the strength of solid songwriting by singer-guitarist Eric Daniels and stellar vocals by bassist Jackie Buttolph...over the driving drumming of Charlie Smyrk.” - Rutland Herald/Times Argus

“Quite humbly, the EP presents five lovingly crafted little folk tunes, played and sung with precision, grace and warmth. No more, no less. And I like it. A lot.” - Seven Days

“Daniels and Buttolph bring an energetic approach to their folky, Americana-inspired group.” - The Burlington Free Press

”Lively songs and engaging stage banter” - The Burlington Free Press


Upcoming Shows