Modern Leisure is the indie rock project of Denver musician Casey Banker. He's a veteran of the Colorado music scene who previously played in Shady Elders and fronted The Don'ts and Be Carefuls. His new band, which released the album "Super Sad Rom​-​Com" last month, makes music with folk influences and a laid-back summery sound. 

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Modern Leisure visited the CPR Performance Studio to play four songs from its debut album. Banker also spoke with Jeremy Petersen about mixing humor and sadness on the new songs and working with Denver producer Jeff Cormack.

Stream the session above and watch Modern Leisure perform "Ella For Real" above. Watch more videos on our YouTube page.

Songs performed:

  • "Girls in Black"
  • "The Secret Art"
  • "Never Got the Buzz"
  • "Ella For Real"