Digital Leather has been serving up a steady diet of heavy synth driven dark pop for years. We are very excited to announce that they will be working with FDH records once again for the new album All Faded.
All faded blasts through 11 tracks in just over a half hour. 5 people making heavy, synth-forward music. They use a lot of Moogs. Shawn Foree began Digital Leather as a one-man bedroom thing in Arizona, releasing records on a ton of labels (Fat Possum, Goner, Volar, etc). After relocating to Omaha Nebraska a band formed. They toured around and as a band Digital Leather recorded All Faded. It’s the first album with a full band. The record sounds huge in comparison to the earlier efforts. Big drums,thick bass, great guitars, and of course biting synth-leads courtesy of The Faint’s Todd Fink.
Torment, darkness and hangovers fuel All Faded. But does that make it a downer? All Faded is cohesive. It’s undoubtedly Digital Leather’s best record. A new page for a band reborn. They will take you into the future with them. Baptized in the vibration of a thousand LFOs. You can now hear the track “Face to the Wall” the first single that debuted today over at Brooklyn Vegan.
We will be releasing the Digital Version and CD version On June 23rd, with a vinyl version to become available in the fall of 2015. In addition we will be offering a special limited vinyl version that will include both the standard LP as well as a test press version limited to 50 copies (the limited test vinyl version will ship in late June to US customers
Click here for – Itunes Digital Version
CD Version – 10$
Standard LP – 15$
Special Vinyl – (Standard LP & Test Version limited to 50) – 30$
(please note US customers will get test version in early summer / International customers will get both records together in the Fall)
In an effort to do some spring cleaning we are doing a blowout sale on a bunch of back catalog 7″s. For 5$ plus postage (works out to 10$ in the USA) we are offering a package of 7 – 7″s. Yup 7 45′s for only 10$ postage paid (in the USA). Here is what you get
1 x Primitive Hearts – Debut 7″
1 x Ramma Lamma – Debut 7″
1 x Strange Attractor – Just Looking 7″
1 x Gape Attack – Burn this City 7″
1 x Doctor Scientist / Octagon Control – split 7″
1 x Blowtops – Brainshaker 7″
1 x RANDOM 7″ (artists include Godmode, Living Laser, The Bad Doctors, Women, Armedalite Rifles, Giant Haystacks, Sudden Walks – Sorry no special requests on the random one)
ONLY 5$ PLUS SHIPPING!!!!!!!
A few months back we unleashed the 2nd Full Length record from SGNLS simply names “ll”. Today the guys will hit the road for a month long ttour of the USA to support the record. You can hear the entire album over at this link. Here is a video for “No Connection” from the album.
Listed below is a list of the shows for the tour. Get out and catch them live as you will not be let down.
Wednesday 4/8 – Philly @ Boot and Saddle – w/ The Mob, Future Primitives
Thursday 4/9 – Harrisonburg, VA @ Gold Pony – w/ Buck Gooter, Malatese, Mojo Hand
Friday 4/10 – Asheville, NC @ Static Age Records – w/ Common Visions, Erectile Destruction
Saturday 4/11- Knoxville, TN @ Poison Lawn – w/ Coffinwomb
Sunday 4/12 – Private party, secret location…
Monday 4/13 – Nashville, TN @ Betty’s Grill – w/ Shaved Women, Trauma Harness, Jawws, Chainshot
Tuedsday 4/14 – Maybe Pensacola FL?
Wednesday 4/15 – New Orleans, LA @ Paulie’s – w/ Mea Culpa, Heat Dust
Thursday 4/16 – Lafayette, LA @ The Wild Salmon – w/ Severer, Girra
Friday 4/17 – Austin TX – HOUSE SHOW, over by 10pm, get in touch for the address!
Saturday 4/18 – San Antonio, TX @ The Mix
Sunday 4/19 – El Paso, TX @ Summer Bummer.
Monday 4/20 – Las Crucez, NM @ The Farm.
Tuesday 4/21 – Tuscon, AZ @ 191 Tool St.
Wednesday 4/22 – Tempe AZ @ Time out lounge
Thursday 4/23 – Los Angeles, CA The Melody Lounge w/ Cigarette Bums
Friday 4/24 – Ventura, CA @ TBA.
Saturday 4/25 – Oakland, CA @ The Night Light w/ Crimson Scarlet, Malditos
Sunday 4/26 – Davis, CA @ Third space w/ Screature
Monday 4/27 – Eugene, OR – HELP!
Tuesday 4/28 – Portland, OR @ The Twilight.
Wednesday 4/29 – Olympia, WA Dead Beat Records + Mailorder – w/ Wishnyu, Middlewav, Sun Eggs
Thursday 4/30 – Seattle / Tacoma – TBA / HELP!
Friday 5/1 – Missoula, MT Minor Bird Records
Saturday 5/2 – Big Sky Drive, private party.
Sunday – 5/3 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Dog Plex w/TFATT
Monday 5/4 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Up towner
Tuesday 5/5 – Chicago, IL @The Underground Lounge
Wednesday 5/6 – Detroit, MI Trumbullplex
Thursday 5/7 – Columbus, OH @ Bourbon Street.
Friday 5/8 – Ohio/ Kentucky – HELP!
Saturday 5/9 – Ohio/ Kentucky – HELP!
Sunday 5/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ TBA.
FDH Records will be out on the road in Europe with my band SPENT FLESH! With this happening any orders and emails will not be taken care of until we return on April 9th. I will have a box of FDH Records Merch available at the shows (and a lot cheaper then you would normally be able to get it with shipping costs). Come on out and hang out with us at one of these shows if you can.
Our sub division Suicide Bong Tapes is about to unleash a 44 band mixtape of our favorite bands in our city (Philly). This tape is limited to 400 copies and comes with a digital download code as well. This tape features tracks from Spent Flesh, The Charley Few, SGNLS, Population Zero, Community Service, Janelle, Ruby Buff, FTS, Cadaveric Spasm, Material, Timbers, The Cloth, Howling Fantods, Nightfall, The Magnificent Shithawks of the Greater Northern Americas, Brother Courage, Repellers, Deathmonger AD, Likers, Audio Kings of the Third World, Occult 45, No Stayer, future/primitive, The Bad Doctors, Flu Shots, Drones for Queens, Retreevers, Westboro Baptist Choir, Doctor Scientist, Dopestroke, Born Lost, Love Club, The Dolts, Shitlist, Night Windows, Sovereign, The Dirty Cut, Mike Bell & The Movies, Eat The Turnbuckle, Seeing Snakes, Problems, Sheena & The Nosebleeds, Severed, and Drugstore.
4$ – limited to 400 copies
Here we are wrapping up our yet another year with some great records added to our catalog. Why we have always has dabbled in many music styles this year was undoubtedly the year of the Synth over at FDH. We released 4 full length records each bringing its own sound to the table but working very well together as well. Until the start of 2015 we will offer a special deal with all 4 LP’s for just 40$.
TIT “TIT” – Debut 4 Song 12″ Ep from Bobby of The Hussy & Shawn of Digital Leather. Dark, weird, and catchy co-released with Volar Records (USA). (will include limited yellow vinyl while supplies last)
SGNLS “2″ – Following up a LP on Blind Prophet Records. This Snythpunk outfit is not afraid to venture into Psych, Kraut, and a bunch of other territory. Co-Released by P.Trash records (Germany). (will include limited DVD while supplies last)
The Bad Doctors “Burning City” – A Post Punk New Wave masterpiece that can easily be mistaken for a lost Factory Records release.
Teledrome “Teledrome” – Power Goth. Very catchy full length following up the debut 7″ on Hozac Records. Co-Released by P.Trash Records (Germany) & Mammoth Cave Recordings (Canada).
We are excited to announce our newest release “SGNLS – 2″ is now in stock. This LP is 40 minutes that blur the lines between synthpunk, psych, krautrock. This LP is limited to 500 copies and is co-released with P.Trash records in Germany. The first 50 mailorder copies come with a bonus DVD “Active Decontrol” that features some videos, live sets, interviews, and other goodies. The official release date for the record is Nov 26th however all preorders will ship before then. Before the ablum is officially out you can hear the A side of the records at http://fdhrecords.bandcamp.com/album/2. We are also offering a special price if you purchase this record along with “The Bad Doctors – Burning City LP” we released earlier this year.
The LP we released earlier this year from the Powergoth band Teledrome is now back in stock. The repress was 500 copies however only 100 of them made it to the USA so act fast as we don’t expect them to last long.
Teledrome LP – 11$
The debut LP from TIT (Shawn of Digital Leather & Bobby of The Hussy) is up next for release. We expect these in mid December. The first 166 copies are on yellow wax. We have less then a dozen of the color version still available.
TIT LP – 11$
Spent Flesh –
A little self promotion here. Spent Flesh is my own band. FDH co-released out 10″ back in 2012. This coming spring we will be touring Europe with a new 7″ coming out of P.Trash records & Rockstar records. While Spent Flesh for sure doesn’t have the sound that I have moved FDH into over the last few years we will be touring with a huge FDH merch table. More info to come on that tour soon. If you want a taste of the weirdo hardcore we play feel free to visit http://spentflesh.bandcamp.com/. We have 2 tracks leaked from the Euro tour 7″ “Deviant Burial Customs”
In 2010 we released the Destruction Unit LP “Eclipse”. This album was quite a departure from the synthpunk background that the band was known for. This record was sort of the start of a new era of the band. Diving deeper into a epic Psych rock sound. Granted this record is less heavy then their most current works “Deep Trip” & one of my personal favorites “Void” however this record set the groundwork for these titles. You can check out the first track from the album “Time Traveler” over in our player on the right hand side of the page to get a taste of this albums vibe. We now have 100 copies back in stock on mixed color vinyl. Grab one today as they are sure to go quick.
Destruction Unit – Eclipse
$11 US Dollars
Time for another roundup of whats happening over at FDH.
TIT -We are very proud to announce that we have started preorders for this debut 12″ EP from TIT. This project excites us on many levels. First off its a 2 man band featuring one of or label favorites Shawn Foree of Digital Leather who we have worked with many times. He has teamed up with Bobby of The Hussy to bring us 4 songs of darkwave synth driven madness. This record is also gonna be co-released with one of our favorite labels going these days who we are very proud to be working with Volar Records. This record is limited to 666 with the first 166 copies on yellow wax available only from the labels and the bands. Check out the first track “Leaves on Fire” in our music player and preorder a copy with the button below (or in our store section) before the yellow vinyl is gone. We are expecting these records to ship in early Dec. We are giving away 3 copies of the test pressing of this. In order to enter to win one all you need to do is preorder the record
Co-Released with Volar Records
Limited to 666 copies. 166 Mailorder copies on Yellow, 500 on Black
$11 US Dollars (This is a preorder. Record due out Dec 2014)
SGNLS – Another project we have up for order is a Philly favorite psych synthpunk outfit named SGNLS. The new album “2″ will be hitting the streets in late Nov and is a serious force not to go unnoticed. This one is co-relesed with P.Trash records out of Germany. The first 50 copies ordered will also include a bonus DVD featuring some live stuff, music videos, and an interview. You can check out the video for “No Connection” below and order the LP over in the store section.
The Bad Doctors – The first proper full length from this Philly Post Punk New Wavers is still going strong over at FDH. Its been seeing rave reviews. Here are a few examples.
“Channeling their inner Devo, Joy Division and even The Cure at times, Burning City is not only a great album with amazing tracks, it is a great change of pace for the Philly music scene” Aaron @ Radio Static
“The perfect album for an Exploding Hearts fan who’s been on the verge of getting into Interpol but never quite made the leap” Yellow Green Red
“A polished work of dark synthy songs that generate gratuitous comparisons to broody 80s bands” – Ruby @ Hexbeat
“Fun, Catchy and conventionally accessible Gothic New Wave” – MRR
“Synth-punk-new wave, when done wrong, can sound like a bad cliché, but on Burning City, Bad Doctors are doing it just right.” Ed @ Audio Ammunition
Since we have 2 great Philly Synth driven bands we are releasing records for in 2014 we are offering the Philly Synthpunk Pack also!
“Philly Synthpunk Pack”
Includes a copy of SGNLS -2 & The Bad Doctors -Burning City LP’S
$19 US Dollars
Primitive Hearts - The feel good summer album High & Tight is now back in press and available in our store once again.
Teledrome & Destruction Unit – We have the debut Teledrome LP & Destruction Unit “Eclipse” LP both back at the pressingplant now. We expect both back in our hands in the Fall.
We are happy to announce that last years feel good summertime album Primitive Hearts – High & Tight is back in stock at FDH. Supplies are limited. Grab yours today so you can spin it at your end of summer parties.
Primitive Hearts – High & Tight
$11 US Dollars