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Leather Girls Released their Self-Titled Debut Album

Leather Girls were described to me as Monkees Meet The Ramones, and I was immediately sold. Austin band Leather Girls released their self-titled debut album on Yippee Ki Yay Records June 2nd.

Leather Girls first unleashed their ferocious style of garage rock upon their hometown of Austin, Texas in 2015 after Erik Camacho (guitar/lead vox) and Mike Garrido (guitar/vox) bonded over their shared affinity for Tropicália, Los Dug Dugs, and Billy Childish. Dillon Fernandez soon got added into the mix (drums) shortly followed by Deborah White (bass/vox).

Once a fully gelled unit, they quickly garnered a reputation for their high energy live show and blistering fuzz accentuated with a hint of Texas twang – sharing bills with legends like Holly Golightly, The Dictators, Mr. Airplane Man and becoming a favorite show partner with local heavy hitters Ringo Deathstarr and Holy Wave.

Their highly anticipated self-titled debut album, which the band recorded themselves in a barn next to a body shop in North Austin, was released on June 2nd via Yippee Ki Yay Records. It delivers a range of raw, airy, raucous, high energy rock sounds – much like a brick of $8 firecrackers set off in a metal trash can and then shoved in the trunk of a Chevy Nova that had to be saved up for.