This week, I was fortunate enough to hear from Shawn Foree, aka Digital Leather, about some unreleased demos from a 7" single about to go out as a special release on the Scion/Vice collab imprint (he was quick to point out that he hasn't got a driver's license, much like myself). In 2009, Jay Reatard managed Foree's band and over the last four or five years he's released albums on nearly all of my favorite larger, more punk-inclined labels (FDH, Goner, Fat Possum), and 2011 already has him slated for a release on another, San Diego's Volar Records. "Thrill is Gone" is an unrelated demo from Slander, an album that he says may or may not be released, which almost seems appropriate given the songs darker lyrics, going well beyond disappearing thrills into true disaffection. Nonetheless, it's a tremendously catchy jam that hopefully represents the sort of tone we could expect from Slander if it makes it out.
Digital Leather has an album coming out on Volar Records in July, but in the meantime you can find a couple other tracks on his soundcloud.