Boston indie label Topshelf Records will be releasing Televandalism, the new EP from Chicago noise-mongers Cut Teeth, on July 24. Originally self-released earlier this year as a digital-only EP, the 6 tracks have been remastered and the vinyl version will include a bonus track and artwork by Ben Sears (freebensears.com).
The creed of Cut Teeth is a simple one: to be loud and be loud together. Dan Yingling, Kyle Johns, Matt Jordan, Dustin Currier began doing so while writing together in Chicago early 2011 when the combination of inheriting a practice space and taking a break from their other musical pursuits (The Red Knife Lottery, Monday’s Hero, The Felix Culpa, Stay Ahead of the Weather) created a perfect storm of sorts. Televandalism was the result of this time. No releases come to mind from this scene today that are more loud and unashamedly riff-heavy than this groundbreaking debut EP. It is undoubtedly the most mature effort yet in their musical careers and has been enthusiastically received as such. As far as they’re concerned, the future won’t look too different.
Check out a live video of the band performing the song “Gossip Choir”:
Praise for Cut Teeth:
“Bands just don’t make music like this anymore.”
-Mind Equals Blown
“For fans of angular riffs and texture, Cut Teeth sound like they belong in the back catalogs of the best of Jade Tree and Hydra Head.”
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Press Release courtesy of Earshot Media.