sacred skin record release show w/ pixel grip
Comfort Cure & DJ Madeline
Chicago dark-wave trio Pixel Grip serve up unhinged beats, filthy basslines, and crooning protests on the Sleeping Village stage one last time this summer before taking a hiatus to record their third studio album.
The Los Angeles-based duo Brian DaMert and Brian Tarney explore the vastness of heart-wrenching, anthemic pop music under the name Sacred Skin. Their first single, “Colder,” was released in March of 2021 and stole the hearts of dark souls everywhere with their melancholic undertones and perfectly produced songwriting. Subsequent singles released in 2021—”Eyes Closed” and “Far Away”—landed them live shows at LA’s Substance Festival and at famed venues the Hollywood Palladium and Saint Vitus in Brooklyn.
The succession of singles and live dates have led to the announcement of their first LP, The Decline of Pleasure, out May 27th on SYNTHICIDE. With its dreamy new wave structures and DaMert’s vocals induced with love and longing, the album is unlike any other released so far in 2022. Their use of classic outboard gear, namely the Sequential Prophet VS and the EMU Emulator II, retains a vintage, yet polished, studio feel that is unique to their style alone.
Sacred Skin balances between new wave heartthrob royalty—akin to Talk Talk or Tears for Fears, emotional post-punk. The Decline of Pleasure brims with hope and brings the listener back to a more innocent and carefree experience, as we boldly move forward from the era of isolation.
“Since its conception in 2019, Detroit’s own Comfort Cure have been pushing forward a newer brand of body music. A specific and driving force, complimented by an urgent voice has continued to show that Comfort Cure is a force not to be ignored.”