Washington Square Music and Austin, TX-based rock band My Jerusalem are excited to present “Young Leather,” the band’s new track taken from its forthcoming studio album, A Little Death (Friday, June 24). Serving as the album’s opener and featuring a boozy, sexy swagger complimented by the distinct vocals of singer Elle King, “Young Leather” is now currently premiering with Brooklyn Vegan HERE. Pre-order for A Little Death is now live via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play where “Young Leather” and the album’s first single, “Rabbit Rabbit,” can be downloaded instantly with purchase.
“The little death,” or “la petite mort” in French, refers to, well, an orgasm, and somewhere between the literal definition and the slang is where frontman Jeff Klein situated the album. “Like any kid, I was obsessed with death and obsessed with sex. Some people grow out of it and start families and become normal people and some of us just stay the same,” Klein laughs. “I’m still obsessing about the psychology behind death and sex.” This duality bleeds through on the album, which flexes a lurid sexual energy, reminiscent of something between Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Echo and the Bunnymen.