Los Angeles-based duo Brian DaMert and Brian Tarney explore the vastness of spellbinding, anthemic pop music under the name Sacred Skin. The first single, Colder was released in March of 2021 and stole the hearts of dark souls everywhere with their melancholic undertones and pitch perfect songwriting. Subsequent singles released in 2021 – Eyes Closed and Far Away – landed them early live shows at LA’s Substance Festival and famed venue the Hollywood Palladium.
The succession of singles and live dates led to the release of their first LP, The Decline of Pleasure in May 2022. With its distinctive and dreamy new wave arrangements and DaMert’s powerful vocals infused with lust and longing, the album is unlike anything in its class. Their use of early digital outboard gear and samplers, namely the Sequential Prophet VS synthesizer and the EMU Emulator II, retains a classic studio feel that is timelessly unique. The Decline of Pleasure brims with love and hope, transporting the listener to a more innocent and carefree experience, as we move from the era of isolation into a bold new landscape. Sacred Skin’s second LP is set to be released on Artoffact Records in early 2024.