George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
"...Leslie Sisson's house sits less than 100 yards from mine. We didn't know we were neighbors until this summer..."
"..."We're probably at our best when Leslie and I are singing together," notes Andrew Kenny of his female counterpart in Wooden Birds, Leslie Sisson. "We've found that ground where we can do more together than we can do on our own."..."
"...Mixing rock, country, Latin rhythms, funk, and ska into a deliciously swirling mess, it capably draws a line from Johnny Cash to Sublime. 2011's Sum of All found slinky vocalist Cari Hutson acting as the perfect foil to Ward's growl. – Jim Caligiuri Leslie Sisson..."
"...He moved back to Austin in 2008, the Wooden Birds still then an unbound affiliation with guitarist/vocalist Leslie Sisson and drummer Sean Haskins filling out a core trio. The project, and Kenny's return to music, may not have happened, however, without the aid of another Austin expat, David Wingo...."
"...event, with all the filmmakers in attendance. The 90-minute program listed in running order includes "Pillowfight" by Scott Rice, a five-minute excerpt from The Slow Business of Going by Rachel Tsangari, "Victory at Any Cost" by Paul Hanley, "Colonel Kharnage" by Paul Hanley, "Duel" by Jason Hargenrader, "Red Stockings" by Kelly Hamilton, "Charles" by Beau Michael Thorne, "The Blind" by Mireille Fornengo, "Bio Clock" by Leslie Sisson, "Truffles for Mrs..."
"...Singer Leslie Sisson recounted her grisly kidnapping for a Chronicle cover story last fall. “[One’s] songs are about my recent journey,” explained the Dallas native in the unthinkable piece..."
"...From the outset of the opening title track – where one becomes a number of singular independence and strength – the Austin trio lures the listener into an anesthetic dream of enveloping chords melting against hypnotic rhythms. Leslie Sisson's voice and guitar winds with patient urgency, the calculated shoegaze tension calling on her experience with Andrew Kenny (American Analog Set) in their short-lived group the Wooden Birds..."
"...Fresh off channeling Blondie for NYE, atmospheric pop acrobats Moving Panoramas enjoyed a busy 2017. Leslie Sisson’s songwriting and stage command continued to blossom, portending promise for the follow-up to 2015 breakout One..."
"...Thursday opens with alt-pop songman Walker Lukens and DJ Jes Carpenter, Friday gets meaty with Colombian beach funk tribe Superfónicos and all-female DJ crew Chulita Vinyl Club, and Saturday peaks with Leslie Sisson's stealthy Moving Panoramas with Veronica Ortuno spinning records. Next Friday hosts an indie R&B solo outing of Rob Lowe from instrumental favorites Balmorhea, with Orthy on the decks, before blues/R&B uplifter Jai Malano closes it down the following night with DJ Waikiki Leaks..."
"...Leslie Sisson’s quartet Moving Panoramas, meanwhile, threw heavier power behind a slew of new songs, from familiar shoegaze riffs with “Home Alone” to the more upbeat “Whiskey Is the Reason” and percussive groove of “Dance Floor.” The evening closed with a shift from psych waves to unabashed blowout, ninepiece outfit Hard Proof barely contained onstage as they blared a horn-fronted funk fusion onto the transformed dance floor...."
"...Hard Proof unloaded its new Afrobeat funk LP in January, Stinger showcasing the 10-piece outfit's suave rhythms and explosive, horn-blasted grooves lined by an incomparable percussive backbeat. 2015 debut One established Leslie Sisson's Moving Panoramas as a leading light of the local scene with dreamy melodies that packed emotional punch, the quartet balancing barrages of guitar with mellow, shoegazed reverb..."
"...Star Parks, led by ATX6 alum and guitar diplomat Andy Bianculli; Grace Park, clarion crooner of indie folk outfit the Deer; and Dave Pinkham’s lovelorn Dylan-Reed-Walkmen-inspired rockers Summer Swells fill out their ranks with horn sections, backup vocalists, and guest spots aplenty. Also levitating will be former Chronicle cover story dreamgazers Moving Panoramas, fronted by the impressive Leslie Sisson, and Some Say Leland, who offer alluring, melancholic country..."
"...Moving PanoramasSat., 1:30pm, Dragon’s Lair stage Dream pop times shoegaze equals dream gaze as fronted by singer/guitarist Leslie Sisson...."
"...THE NOTORIOUS RBG BALL The Ruth! The Ruth! The Ruth is on FIYAH! Female-fronted ¿Qué Pasa?, KB the Boo Bonic, the Please Please Me, Leslie Sisson & Rozie Castoe from the Moving Panoramas' side project, and Girls' Rock Camp honor Her Honor and help shine the light on Planned Parenthood and the struggle to keep her afloat. Wed., Dec..."
"...Leslie Sisson’s Moving Panoramas opened the SXSW HAAM Day showcase at the Palm Door on Sixth beginning at 7pm...."
"...quartet Northern American chills the room behind last year's Happiness Hungover EP, hazy vocals and mellow guitar lines lingering between Real Estate and the War on Drugs. Fronted by the Wooden Birds' Leslie Sisson, the female trio of Moving Panoramas lays thick, hypnotic shoegaze guitars in preview of upcoming debut One..."
"...9) Leslie Sisson, Harmony..."
"...Following up his 2009 Wooden Birds debut, Magnolia, the local indie singer-songwriter largely stays the course behind subtle and plaintive half-revealed narratives, shimmering sonics finding a slightly heavier emphasis in Kenny's self-deployed arrangements. The sophomore effort's growth lies in its outlook, which still churns restlessly under his melodic pull, with an older, more reflective tone defined at the outset on openers "Folly Cub" and "Two Matchsticks" and bleeding through the weariness of "Company Time." Leslie Sisson's vocals shade harmonies throughout and lead with a country flair on "Baby Jeans," while Gibbard accents the grappling "Warm to the Blade" and Matt Pond provides a more Midlake-feel on "Be No Lie." (The Wooden Birds conclude their tour at Mohawk, Wednesday, July 20.)..."
"..."Hometown Fantasy," adapted from Kenny's 2003 split EP with Benjamin Gibbard, Home Vol. 5, fits well within this strict sonic template, while Leslie Sisson's harmony complements the fragility of "False Alarm" and "Believe in Love." The sheer immediacy of these recordings often contradicts the disquieting realism of Kenny's lyrics..."