Who is Healer? New Digital Leather out June 23; Red City Radio tonight…

Category: Blog — @ 12:45 pm April 21, 2015

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

Ran into one of the members of Twinsmith at Sunday night’s show at Reverb and he told me about a new band that’s opening their album release show May 15 at Slowdown. The band is Healer, and it’s kind of a local supergroup.

At the helm is Dan Brennan, who you might know from his role in Ladyfinger or as the sound engineer at The Slowdown. In the classic frontman role Dan will handle guitar and vocals. Joining him are two members of Noah’s Ark Was a Spaceship — Andrew Gustafson on guitar and John Svatos on bass — and two members of UUVVWWZ — David Ozinga on drums and Jim Schroeder on bass VI and Rhodes.

Schroeder will be MIA for this first-ever gig as he’ll be on the road with Simon Joyner and the Ghosts playing Woodsist Festival at beautiful Big Sur, California.

May 15 will be a busy night. Also that evening The Rentals play at The Waiting Room. Looks like I’ll be doing some driving…

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Digital Leather, All Faded (FDH, 2015)

Digital Leather, All Faded (FDH, 2015)

Yesterday FDH Records announced it will be releasing Digital Leather’s next album, All Faded, on June 23 on CD (the vinyl comes out “sometime this fall” — I guess these smaller labels are giving up trying to determine specific ship dates on their vinyl, and who can blame them). This will mark the first release by Digital Leather’s full band, and judging by the first track, “Face to the Wall,” it’s about time. The track sounds remarkably well produced. Is this a return to the high production values we heard on Warm Brother? We’ll have to wait and see.

The band also announced a handful of tour dates in this month (including this Friday at O’Leaver’s), a few dates down south next month, and a gig at Cake Shop in New York City on June 3. Check out the new Digital Leather track below:

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Tonight at The Hideout, 320 So. 72nd St. (now under new management), it’s Oklahoma City punk band Red City Radio. Opening is local punkers Hand Painted Police Car and The Bricks. $10, 8 p.m.

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