Leisure Cruise is a new dynamic duo comprising Canadian Dave Hodge (of Bran Van 3000 and Broken Social Scene, not the music-loving hockey guy) and American Leah Siegel (Firehorse). They're signed to Last Gang, who have justifiably high hopes for this self-titled debut, a PledgeMusic-backed project. Their choice of project name is apt, as there is a bright upbeat vibe to much of their synth-pop material (focus track "Sailing" is a prime example), though there are darker shades in here too. Augmenting Siegel's pleasing voice are the sonic and production contributions of Hodge, while guests include Adrian X (Drake), Metric's Jimmy Shaw, Liam O'Neil (The Stills), and BSS' Justin Peroff. The stunning artwork is icing on the cake. T.O. area fans can check them out at CMW at Supermarket on May 10, or as part of Last Gang's spectacular 10th anniversary celebration at The Guvernment in T.O., on May 22. We predict big things for LC.