Spirits of Leo is an ethereal post-punk band based in Brooklyn, NY. Beginning as the solo recording project of Ryan Santos Phillips, Spirits of Leo grew into a cathartic live act with the release of the band’s sophomore full-length Equinox in 2018. After a long pandemic-induced pause, the band returned with a new lineup and released their single “Patience” on April 1st, 2022 after signing with DC/LA-based record label à La Carte Records.
Delivering intimate vocals, chorused guitars and driving rhythms, Spirits of Leo is heavily inspired by late 70’s post-punk. Artists such as The Chameleons, The Cure and Cocteau Twins serve as primary influences for the band, while Spirits of Leo are frequently compared to contemporary artists such as Drab Majesty, Wild Nothing and Airiel.
“Gossamer Blue” is the new full-length album from Brooklyn’s Spirits of Leo. Somber, spectral and energetic, “Gossamer Blue” demonstrates the band’s unique blend of dreamy shoegaze and ethereal post-punk set against a backdrop of wintery atmospherics.
With chorused textures and pounding rhythms, the eight titles that make up “Gossamer Blue” meld intricate guitar lines with ethereal vocal chants to echo the moods of early 4AD and Fiction Records-era goth. Anthemic and concise, the album explodes with spacious instrumental hooks and choruses throughout its 32-minute brevity. “Gossamer Blue” is out now on, vinyl, cassette and digital via À La Carte Records.