NYC cult favorites Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons announced in an interview with Review Fix that their new album, Razor Wing Butterfly, will now be released on June 26th.

Razor Wing Butterfly marks the first set of new songs from Leckie since America Weeping in 2017, leaning into the americana-tinged psych rock that the Demons have been building on across six albums and one live record (2018’s Live at Mercury Lounge).

The band’s latest single, “Mars Bar Baby,” arrived earlier this month and is available exclusively on Bandcamp. “What’s next depends on what happens with the world,” Leckie tells Review Fix. “I hope to have a CD release party as soon as it is safe in NYC and it will be so great to see my demons again. I also have fall tour dates booked in Europe but will only go to play if its the right thing to do… as long as I can sit down and write songs, I will be alright.”

 

”New York City’s Noir Folk Goddess… Lorraine and Pavel groove, swing, and punctuate each other’s motifs akin to a well-honed ensemble. One of the great New York albums in line with Lou and Patti.”
– Huffington Post (July 2015)
“One of New York’s most eclectic and prolific songwriters…the album is another triumph for Leckie and her bleak yet resiliently individualistic vision.”
– New York Music Daily (November 2014)

 

 

Lorraine Leckie was born on a horse in Northern Ontario surrounded by the music of Neil Young, but her own path into music wouldn’t begin for another few decades.

In the ’70s, she converted to punk rock, married Steve Leckie of The Viletones, and started her career as a makeup artist in the fashion industry. After a decade living in Europe, she put down roots in New York and began working with celebrity clients including Paul McCartney and Heidi Klum, but it wasn’t until the age of 37 that Leckie decided it was time for a change. She got a guitar, formed a band, and was soon performing at legendary New York venues like Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall, and Mercury Lounge.

Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons debuted with 2008’s Four Cold Angels, a blend of Americana and psychedelic rock, before taking an acoustic route for 2010’s Martini Eyes, which netted Village Voice critic Tom Semioli’s Album of the Year pick that year in the publication’s annual Pazz & Jop Poll.

Since then, Leckie hasn’t stayed complacent within one genre, moving between folk noir collaborations with celebrated art critics (2012’s Rudely Interrupted featuring Anthony Haden-Guest), deep fried country rock (2014’s Rebel Devil Devil Rebel), and apocalypse-tinged americana (2015’s The Raven Smiled) with ease. Leckie’s first album in nearly three years, this June’s Razor Wing Butterfly, serves as a celebration and refinement of Leckie and her Demons’ decade plus in music, recruiting guitarist Hugh Pool to the fold and recording at legendary Brooklyn studio Excello Recording.

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