Carpenter Brut releases adroit new synthwave album, ‘Leather Teeth’
Carpenter Brut, the enigmatic French synthwave artist whose 2017 Trilogy album and “Turbo Killer” video placed him at the forefront of 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 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.”
Sonically speaking, the new album delves deeply into the ’80s, especially in its duality of electric guitar solos and effervescent synths around every corner. The full-length’s a sound encapsulation of what Brut describes as 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.”