with the release of In Itinere (In i-TIN- air-eh), their second project. The music site
All Things Go said the record “blend[s] the raw, candid lyricism of early alternative
rock with the expertise of classic Americana and doesn’t spill a drop.”
The band, founded in 2014 by songwriter, lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist, Leo
Sawikin, along with drummer and longtime friend Ethan Glenn, now includes Nick
“McFly” Haberstroh (bass &amp; vocals), Dan Cobert (keyboards), and Kevin Foley (lead
guitar &amp; vocals). The five have formed a tribe based on their shared love of the great
songwriters and musicians of our time. They all believe in music’s potential, largely
untapped these days, to move people spiritually.
In writing and conceiving In Itinere, Leo looked for inspiration to the elegant
melodies and intricate harmonies of such songwriting idols as Brian Wilson and
Burt Bacharach. To capture the depth and complexity of the new music, much of the
EP was recorded live in studio, the instruments bleeding together in homage to the
famed Wrecking Crew sessions on The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds. The songs on In
Itinere (Latin for, roughly, a walkabout) also represent an emotional journey, an
escape from darkness and fear to a more reflective, hopeful place.
Please have a listen!