Shawn Foree has released a slew of records, cassettes and CD-Rs under the moniker Digital Leather. The project began in Arizona while he was attending college in Tucson and playing with bands like Lost Sounds and Destruction Unit. His songs were composed using 4-tracks and whatever gear Foree had laying around.
A couple years ago, Foree took a risk and moved to the Midwest where he began touring with a full band, and was soon writing music for All Faded out 6/23 via Philadelphia’s FDH Records. Digital Leather takes cues from bands like Lost Sounds, Destruction Unit, Soft Moon and Ausmuteants, but isnʼt afraid to throw in the pop hooks and tote a unique identity.The lyrics on All Faded are downbeat, yet droll, which is complementary to the fast-paced music, featuring synths from the Faint’s Todd Fink. From the first line on “Deadlines”: “I donʼt wanna do my homework/ ʻcause I canʼt see straight,” the listener is compelled to gleefully sulk along with Foree; gloomy words that donʼt make you feel gloomy. Throughout the album, Foreeʼs voice is controlled- drifting back and forth from coolness to fury, excitement to apathy. Lyrically, All Faded is an album full of torment, darkness and hangovers; often risking hope despite knowing better. All Faded is out 6/23/15 via FDH Records.
Upcoming Digital Leather Tour Dates:
5/20- Omaha, NE @ Brothers Lounge
5/28- Springfield, MO @ Front of House
5/29- Huntsville, AL @ Salty Nut
5/30- Asheville, NC @ Odditorium
5/31- Richmond, VA @ Black Iris
6/1- Philadelphia, PA @ Bourbon And Branch
6/2- New York, NY @ The Good Room
6/3 -New York, NY @ Cake Shop
6/4- Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street
6/5- Indianapolis, IN @ White Rabbit
6/6- St. Louis, MO @ Foam