LA duo Lean formed in late 2016 when Kyle McCammon moved from NYC to Los Angeles and met kindred spirit Stephen Johnson. The two bonded over their shared love of 90s hip hop and indie rock and quickly found a formula that combined these influences. “With Stephen’s ear for hooks it came together effortlessly” McCammon said of the band’s conception.
The band made its live debut in March 2017 and in its first year as a band, released five singles, garnering them praise from NYLON, Indie Shuffle, IMPOSE, Buzz Bands LA and putting them on the radar of Kitsuné, and several high-profile Spotify and Apple Music playlists.
The band recently announced its debut full-length, Years, which is out May 25, 2018. New single “On The Fence” premiered today via KCRW who called the song “effervescent.” Also check out the video for their previous single “Inaction.”
Press photo by Lindsey Byrnes
What the press has been saying about Lean:
“The perfect make-out song” – NYLON
“Just good ol’ fashioned, high quality indie pop.” – Indie Shuffle
“Their single “Come Back” belies its facade of indie-pop insouciance; it’s a dart aimed at a poison person.” -Buzz Bands LA
05/24 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg