Leverage Models was conceived in 2010 in upstate New York and emerged via an early series of cassette EPs. Over the course of each Leverage Models release, the inherent contradictions between the music and lyrics have evolved, growing more extreme, erratic and strange (if also more immediate and pleasurable).
While Leverage Models hasn’t aggressively promoted the music to a wide audience its debut album received critical acclaim from a few higher profile sources, including The Guardian, Spin, Vogue and Pitchfork. Son Lux’s Ryan Lott asked the band to support Son Lux on tour in 2014 and the band’s performances drew further accolades from regional weeklies across North America.
After nearly a year of silence, a remodel of the group emerged at Brooklyn’s 2015 Northside Festival with a 6 piece band, newly co-fronted by Tiny Hazard’s Alena Spanger. The album ‘Something Bright’ brings the extremes of the first record into sharper relief.
In 2014, Leverage Models contributed a cover version of The Morning Fog to the compilation Running Up That Hill: Kate Bush Covers For Reproductive Rights.