Sacred Skin were formed in the Spring of 2020 by friends Brian Tarney and Brian DaMert. They were brought together by their shared love of the kind of earnest new wave music that was the soundtracks to their childhoods. Songs with warm production, yet unabashed with raw emotion and fraught with heartfelt meaning. Songs from the song catalog of artists like Peter Gabriel, Talk Talk, and New Order. Songs that still resonate today.
With production channeling Phil Collins via Genesis’ Invisible Touch and Howard Jones via Dream into Action, “Earthbound” is part John Hughes and Michael Mann. If Miami Vice Goth is a thing, this belongs in its Wikipedia entry.