The cover of Legs' debut album, Pass the Ringo, is a photograph of food compost on a pristine plate with a solid blue background. The image applies art photography composition to a distinctly low subject: garbage. It's a useful metaphor for group leader Jeffrey Harland's ramshackle approach. Pop music is traditionally an expendable form, subject to the whims and fancies of a fickle mass audience — and for him, that's exactly the appeal. "I've always been drawn to populist art," he says. But in the same breath, Harland declares that "[Henri] Matisse's paper cutouts would make good pop songs." He claims pop music is more important than contemporary painting, but then uses high-art rhetoric to describe his songwriting. —SF Weekly
Check out Legs' video for "Rounded Edges" which premiered on UK's This Is Fake DIY.
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We are helping our Vancouver friends Hockey Dad Records and the awesome band The Courtneys with US distribution. If anyone in the US wants to buy a copy of this great record you can pick one up from Midheaven.com or shoot us an email ($15+$2.98 media mail shipping in the US) at theeloglady (at) gmail (dot) com. Stores can pick up copies at wholesale from Revolver USA. Vinyl limited to 300.
Watch the music video for "90210" off of their debut S/T LP.
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