From Levi Dylan & the Former Ruins
Levi Dylan delivers post-cynical folk rock straight from the heart to the ears. Playing solo or leading his band the Former Ruins, Levi offers songs and stories about strange mercy, desire, and Delaware, his lifelong home. In his element when playing live, Levi delivers surprising vocal immediacy and dynamic arrangements, all channeled through a distinctive, lilting baritone. Viscerally present within his lyrical world, Levi invites his audiences to follow some songs to their raw cathartic extremity and others to passages of reflection and thanksgiving. With influences such as alt-rockers The National, Philly post-hardcore luminaries mewithoutYou, and Americana veteran Bill Mallonee, Levi Dylan writes "songs to stand by your side and shed a little light" in whatever place you call home.