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

Sarah Stickle, Band Manager

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

www.sarahsticklearts.com

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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: Danceable folk / indie folk

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 forge a uniquely inspired, poppy blend of danceable folk music drawing influences from the likes of The Mountain Goats, Andrew Bird, Fleet Foxes, and more.


The Leatherbound Books | One Paragraph Description

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The Leatherbound Books forge a uniquely inspired, poppy blend of danceable folk music drawing influences from the likes of The Mountain Goats, Andrew Bird, Fleet Foxes, and more. Fresh off the release of their debut EP, Tender My Hopes, the Burlington, Vermont-based band has toured throughout New England in the last year. The band’s upbeat tunes and infectious energy have earned them spots sharing some of Vermont’s biggest stages with nationally renowned acts such as Current Swell, Swear & Shake, and The Wild Feathers. 


THE LEATHERBOUND BOOKS | Full DESCRIPTION

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The Leatherbound Books forge a uniquely inspired, poppy blend of danceable folk music drawing influences from the likes of The Mountain Goats, Andrew Bird, Fleet Foxes, and more. Fresh off the release of their debut EP, Tender My Hopes, the Burlington, Vermont-based band has toured throughout New England in the last year. The band’s upbeat tunes and infectious energy have earned them spots sharing some of Vermont’s biggest stages with nationally renowned acts such as Current Swell, Swear & Shake, and The Wild Feathers. 

"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 

At the core of the Burlington, Vermont based band, casually sits frontman, Eric Daniels. Daniels' brilliantly catchy and inherently honest songwriting is seamlessly augmented by the angelic vocal contributions of songwriter/bassist, Jackie Buttolph. Together, what they create on stage is a refreshingly transparent snapshot into the soul of the band's expressive foundation and fun-loving nature, which is further complimented by the driving, stomp-worthy groundwork of drummer Charlie Smyrk. 

“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


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