Carpenter Brut Surprise-Released New Album Leather Teeth Last Night!
If you’ve been patiently waiting for a follow-up to Carpenter Brut’s pioneering 2015 dark synthwave masterpiece Trilogy (itself comprised of three separate previously released EPs), your wait is finally over.
And it couldn’t have happened any better way: a surprise release, at midnight last night, with zero advance hype or teasing of any kind. Leather Teeth is available for you to listen to and purchase RIGHT NOW. Thirty two minutes of metal-inspired, dark synthwave fury. Fuck yes!
Carpenter Brut has come to define dark synthwave so this release couldn’t have come at a better time, with his Big 4 Synthwave compatriots — Perturbator, GosT and Dan Terminus — all having released works in the past year or so (and GosT with another on the way) and countless inferior imitators popping up on the scene of late. Here’s the press copy for Leather Teeth:
“Leather Teeth is the soundtrack to a movie envisioned by Carpenter Brut, one that tells the story of a shy American teenager, Bret Halford, who can’t get the girl and will do anything he can to win her over, including becoming the singer of one of the most talked about bands in mid-‘80s glam-metal, Leather Patrol.
“Musically, Carpenter Brut says the new album is a ‘pure frenzy like Master of Puppets, or any of the good old metal albums: eight tracks wrapped in 32 minutes of sound. Put it on repeat if it’s too short.’”
Again, because it bares repeating: fuck yes!
In the time it’s taken me to write up this piece I’ve made it up to the album’s third track “Sunday Lunch,” and so far I love what I’m hearing — two hard bangers, and now, on this track, an almost vaporwave-y, super-synthed-up funky guitar ditty.
Stream the album below via Spotify, and buy and/or stream it on a variety of other platforms right here. And MAKE SURE you go see Carpenter Brut on tour in North America this spring; I caught his act — complete with a live band — in Brooklyn last year and it was quite the experience. Dates underneath the embed.
April 12 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
April 13 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 14 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
April 16 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
April 17 Vancouver, BC Imperial
April 18 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
April 20 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 23 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
April 25 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café
April 26 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
April 27 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
April 28 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
April 30 Cambridge, MA Sinclair Music Hall
May 1 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
May 3 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre
May 4 Philadephia, PA Union Transfer
May 6 New York, NY Irving Plaza