Rapids based psychs/illuminados band, Haunted Leather, began making music as a
three-piece in late 2010. Three
friends joined the group, and the now six-piece band has a full sound. Their
first 7-track record, Red Road, was
released in October 2012, and less than a year later they released more music.
Though it is only 5-tracks, Haunted Leather's In Her Golden Room EP is a sprawling, dusty landscape of reverb and
electric guitar solos that stretches for 28 minutes. In Her Golden Room EP
opens with "Come and Join Us." Harsh reverb, heavy drums, and solos continually
drown out Jordan's vocals. The focus on creating a soundscape, rather than
making it easy for the listener to distinguish between lyric and
instrumentation, sets the tone for the entire EP. Haunted Leather transports
their listeners to a drug induced, lilting world. The final track, "In Her Golden Room" cycles the listener
from a place of calm to a place of great turmoil, then back again.
The Dialogue Music CD 2007, Volume 8
The Forgotten Arm
THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS
Charlie Sexton & Shannon McNally
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