Rolling Stone announcement for Priests Second full length LP The Seduction of Kansas where Janel is featured as songwriter, collaborator, multi-instrumentalist and primary bassist.
A lot has been going on in 2017 and 2018! My new record, American God, landed on several best of year lists as well as got a stellar review on NPR. I recorded on Priests Pitchfork pick, Nothing Feels Natural, was featured on Dischord's newest release The Messthetics, self-titled debut and recorded on Beauty Pill's forthcoming gem of a record. I arranged strings on a sure to be classic record by Marissa Nadler's with Lawrence Rothman producing which will be out in the Fall on Bella Union and Sacred Bones. I've been touring with Priests this Spring too! I'll be opening for Priests in the mid west as well so take a look at my schedule for more info on an April/May tour. I am thankful for your support! American God is still for sale over at bandcamp and you can write me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer. Thank you!
NPR Reviews American God and debuts Ashes to Breathe video by cinematographer, Dan Sharnoff
Brightest Young Things premieres "No Treaty" from Janel Leppin's Mellow Diamond
NPR Music hosted Janel on their new music and cooking show Wax n Eggs
Electronic Musician magazine reviews Mellow Diamond
Gorilla vs. Bear radio features Mellow Diamond
The Wire reviews Arturas Bumsteinas' work Head and Shoulders featuring Janel Leppin, article below
Janel and Marissa open for The Ex at Villa Manuella Festival in Madrid
New York Music Daily writes a glowing preview for Janel and Anthony's upcoming show at beam in Brooklyn, NY on December 12 http://newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/janel/
Rolling Stone Germany came on tour with with Marissa Nadler and I in Spring 2014
Janel records for Orion Rigel Dommisse's beautiful new work Omicron at Electric Mami in Toulouse, France including Emmanuel Mario of Stereolab
Janel and Marissa Nadler live at FLOW Festival on the 360 Stage in Helsinki, Finland