Keep the Change (#9)

The Leadership. F*@K Yeah!

Today’s ‘One a Day Project” image is inspired by a classic interweb stumble-upon when I came across an awesome alt-country-rock-folk band by the name of The Leadership.

I was cruising the nets yesterday looking for some inspiration for a branding job I was working on and through various click throughs and a random jump to wicked illustrator Bill Connors site (who also designed the band’s album cover), I wound up at The Leadership’s webpage.  You can find their page here which features their new album Frontiers, streaming track by track.

Now, myself being a curious cat, I decided to have a listen and Sweet Sausage Jesus, I’m glad I did.

These dudes rock!

After an enjoyable listen to each of the eight tracks, I purchased the album and sent the band a message mentioning their awesome rock-ed-ness. I can seriously say I’ve been playing the album on repeat ever since. Stand out tracks for me would be Keep the Change, Little Black Book, the amazing “how-alt-country-rock-should-be-done” Bring it Back with a Gilmour-esque guitar solo to melt your eyeballs and Flesh & Bones featuring something rock has been missing for a while… a kick-ass sax solo that perfectly fits the track.

Anyway, as the “One a Day Project” is me drawing something in 20 minutes or less, Im naturally going to pump out something that is close at hand and in my mind at the time, hence today’s image features The Leadership. The image looks pretty random but it does reference a few lyrics within the above tracks and hell, I had 20 minutes so give the man a break! *hehehe*

Check out The Leadership here… Well worth the effort!

This image was drawn on 28th January 2011. It took 22 minutes to complete (yeah I know, I went over the 20!)

4 thoughts on “Keep the Change (#9)”

  1. Awesome Ben! This is definitely my favourite so far. A little bit Gilmour-esque also. Loved the artwork for the Leadership album, I have just done a cd that has mountains – I can’t get enough of them! For the best sax solo ever, listen to Deer Hunter’s ‘Coronado’.
    k 🙂

  2. Hey Ben,

    This is Jon, the singer from The Leadership. Thanks for the very kind words. With your permission I’d like to get this image up on our site. I think it’s really cool that you incorporated some of the lyrics and it looks great.

    Thanks for the tribute!

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