Painting Poles

Painting Poles

Nights Like These

    I believe this song was the last song written for the leaderhouse album.  You could almost put it on the second album (if there was a second album) because it more or less sums up where our "sound" was evolving to.  The first chord of the song is a really weird version of an Eflat diminished 7th that resolved to a C major chord, just enough weirdness to pass our musical snobbery tests but still quite melodic and satisfying in its resolve(music nerd talk).  We always ended the live shows with this song because it was just the most powerful example of the intensity of the band.  The vocals were as always slightly too ambitious and spanned the course of my range.  Dustins' melodic counter melodies are some of the best I've ever heard, and Chrisjan's off time drum syncopation (remember he was 16 years old when he recorded this) took this song to a whole new leaderhouse level.  Although it probably isn't most leaderhouse fan's first favorite song on the album, it's for sure the too often forgotten favorite due in part to its late appearance on the playlist (in my opinion anyway)  If I had to sum up the leaderhouse sound in a song it most definitely would be Night's Like These

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