Digital Leather are one of my favorite bands… but I’m kinda pissed at them for skipping LA even though I had a BAD ASS show set up for em. PUSSIES! Anyhow here they perform “Thrill is Gone” at the Hear Nebraska: Vol. 1 comp release show Dec. 3, 2011 at The Sydney in Benson, Neb. The song appears in demo form on the “Sponge” cassette from Crash Symbols and will be on Digital Leather’s full-length, “Modern Problems,” due out Feb. 14, 2012 on FDH Records. Buy that today. One day you’ll be able to buy a Digital Leather 7 inch on Miracle Records. I hope.
Video: Mike Machian, Daniel Muller, Django G-S, Andrew Norman
Video edit: Andrew Norman
Audio master: Matt Hovanec
Pump these jams….
PLUS…. Digital Leather have a NEW LP coming out just in time for Valintine’s Day! It’ll be their fifth one, have dope artwork and kick all like the other four I’m sure.
Seeing as how I just started working pot back into my diet… I’ve become a bit lazier. You didn’t think that was possible eh? Well, I copied this off the bands website… <p>
“Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Digital Leather, the musical project of multi-instrumentalist Shawn Foree, is releasing his 5th LP Modern Problems. Written and recorded after a brief stint in Berlin following the death of his good friend, collaborator and former manager Jay Reatard, Modern Problems is an exercise in raw beauty, tender grieving and finding a way to move on. Recorded entirely on tape in his bedroom and usually in one or two takes as the Arizona native/Nebraska transplant Foree is want to do; the purity of sound in such an intimate setting permeates each song with a soulful immediacy often missing from the perfectly edited digital recordings in today’s studios. Like your favorite scratchy record, Digital Leather’s allure lies in the vintage-sounding keyboards and buzzy guitar as well as Foree’s charmingly lonesome vocals. Passionately catchy beats and synthy punk-flavored hooks give ample levity to the weighty, personal lyricism of Modern Problems. Like I said, the LP comes out February 14th 2012 on FDH Records. Fittingly, as what is a valentine if not a poignant labor of rock n’roll love such as this!<p>
it’s a month away until the official release of the record and copies are going pretty quickly. Get yours HERE<p>