DIGITAL LEATHER: New Wave Gold: CD

Dec 03, 2020

New album by the very accomplished and celebrated musician Shawn Foree, better known as Digital Leather. I seem to remember the name Digital Leather being mentioned in the same breath as Jay Reatard or even Lenguas Largas, but this is not the garage or psych punk I was expecting. As the album title suggests, this is a foray into new wave-y musical territory which is experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Perhaps Shawn was hoping he could capitalize on the movement, but this all just sounds so forced and disingenuous making it quite a chore to sit through the entire album. –Juan Espinosa (No Coast, nocoastrecordings.bandcamp.com)

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