I don't think I have ever talked about a band from Missouri.... I myself was born and raised in that state, and then was back again in the early 2000's working at a major label - trying to find somewhat of a local music scene where one did not exist... so I had to get back to Cali. I really hate Missouri - but this new gem of a find - Leverage Models - could be from the depths of hell (almost Missouri) and I would still be stoked about them!
Just take all your favorite 80's bands (Talking Heads, Culture Club, Duran Duran, Talk Talk), smash them together, and you have Leverage Models. Headed by Shannon Fields, this mid-west new new wave synth pop delight has released a new single called "Cooperative Extensions" and you can download it for free below! Get your 80's dance on!!