Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Leather Gum Drops
Every week, Stereogum drops a new free mp3.
This week, it's from Omaha-based (Phoenix-born) band Digital Leather.
Usually it's an original tune from an upcoming album or something, but Digital Leather did a cover of MGMT's "Time to Pretend."
Shawn Foree explains that "Stephen and I were talking about synths one day. He mentioned that MGMT used the same machine on 'Time To Pretend' as I did on 'Modern Castles.' ... We decided to cover it. You know, just for fun."
I happen to love the MGMT original and this version is damn good. It's pretty faithful, from the aforementioned synths to the hand-claps in the background.
PHOTO: Sherry Cardino (I don't want Digital Leather to "fucking kill me.")