Carpenter Brut, the enigmatic French synthwave artist whose 2017 Trilogy album and “Turbo Killer” video placed him at the forefront the ever-expanding, nostalgia-tinged movement, released a new eight-track album, Leather Teeth.
According to Brut, Leather Teeth is an “envisioned soundtrack to a movie that tells the story 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 one the most talked about bands in mid-‘80s glam-metal, Leather Patrol.”
Sonically speaking, the new album delves deeply into the ’80s, especially in its duality electric guitar solos and effervescent synths around every corner. The full-length’s a sound encapsulation what Brut describes as a “pure frenzy like Master Puppets, or any the good old metal albums: eight tracks wrapped in 32 minutes sound. Put it on repeat if it’s too short.”