The Leather Uppers
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The Leather Uppers

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OK, Don't Say Hi


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The proto-primitive garage rock duo known as the Leather Uppers was founded in 1991 in Toronto, Canada by Greg Tymoshenko and Craig Daniels.
Bprn out of the malaise and fatigue brought on by the post-metal, pre-grunge musical vacuum of the time, the Uppers opted for a bare-bones drums, guitar, vocal- based sound. Their outrageous 60's/70's-inspired matching stage costumes were clearly
as much at odds with the "cool" styles of their time as their incredibly energetic, stripped-down brand of "panic rock" was. Over the next three years they would tour the US and Canda extensively, expand briefly to a three- peice, release several 7" records and one still-classic full-lengthalbum.
Their groundbreaking "Cut Off Vest" single was the first disc by a Canadian band on Los Angeles' influential Sympathy For The Record Industry label.
Fans of the band include members of Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Andrew WK, Nardwuar the Human Serviette, the Muffs, The Sadies, the Deadly Snakes and Danko Jones.
Their songs have been covered and recorded by the Smugglers and Lisa Marr.
In 2002, their album "OK, Don't Say Hi" , wasa re-released on Austin Texas label Pantsuit City Records. The re-release led to reunion shows and now a tour of Canada with the Sadies, and a show in Seattle with the Evaporators in Nov 2004.
The long-awaited new album wil be complete by Feb 2005.