Little Teeth

August 14, 2008

At first impression one might want discard of Little Teeth as just some crazy kids making crazy music. You can probably leave it at that and just enjoy the craziness. Personally, I think it’s brilliant.

Consisting of three rather erratic souls, Little Teeth’s music isn’t for everyone. (But then what is?)Lead singer Dannie Murrie growls, shrieks and snarls more than she actually sings at times, which combined with their quirky melodramatic indie-pop might be a bit too much for some. But if music isn’t for channeling your inner turmoil, then what is it for? Because turmoil is something that seem to be in the center of Little Teeth’s sound, whether it’s about raw pain pure energy.

Besides Dannie Murrie, Little Teeth consists of Ammo Eisu and Andy Tisdall, all of which contribute with a range of multi-talents to the band (bass, guitar, keys, banjo, accordian, synth, vox, violin, cello, you name it). Combine that with their list of influences (Sparklehorse, Xiu Xiu, Animal Collective, Múm, Joanna Newsom, Mountain Goats) and you might get an idea of what they sound like.

Their debut album Child Bearing Man (out Sept. 9th, on Absolute Kosher) is the result of 14 months of doing all the tracking, mixing and production themselves to stay true to their unique outlook on the world. The final product is an erratic, energetic and compelling record to sink your own little teeth into.

~ “Japanese Candy”, “Between My Ears” ~