Most Recent Release: 2011-2019: Demos, Singles & Live
“2011-2019 Demos, Singles & Live” is a compilation cassette put out on Denton’s Spooky Syrup. It features a career-spanning collection of track’s from the band’s years as a bedroom recording project, burgeoning live act, and more. It also features the new track, “My Life is in Your Hands” recording and produced in 2019.
Reviews for 2011-2019 Demos, Singles & Live
It’s a stunning album, full of little innovative garage rock nuggets that chart the creative trajectory of the band.
– The Vinyl District // link
Coming at you like a freight train with the weight of eight years of travel is the golden-hued rock of Austin’s Genuine Leather.
– Impose Magazine // link
Texan Chris Galis and his ongoing project Genuine Leather are certainly in the lovers camp, and for good reason too. After three LPs, some EPs, and some singles, they have decided to try to collect their musical thoughts in a humbly named collection called 2011 -2019 Singles, Demos and Live. Frankly, nothing to be humble about here as vocal harmonies and guitar riffs, and nor should there be. Reminiscent of a number of huge power pop staples, Sloan being first in line, Genuine Leather musically does all the genre-lovers proud, because years of going at it have given them the chops to come up with some good sounds, something you can hear and feel right from “Feel It”, the opening track here.
– Spill Magazine (8/10) // link
Genuine Leather is a rock band hailing from Austin, TX that combines 70s and 80s influences of new wave, post punk, glam, and radio-friendly, guilty-pleasure rock into maximalist catchy guitar rock. This group is the culmination of over a decade of songwriting and home recording from lead singer/songwriter Chris Galis. With 2 full-length LPs, 2 EPs, several singles and an official retrospective cassette under their belt, they are currently working on a new EP’s worth of songs, and building up their live show.