Album Out Now on Gigantic Noise (LP) and Community Records (CS)
photo credit: Benjamin Davis
WATCH “LOST IN THE COSMOS” HERE
“impeccably orchestrated moments of electric bliss that harken back to the finest pop of New Wave acts such as Duran Duran, the Psychedelic Furs, or Depeche Mode while still managing to sound fresh thanks to the band’s underlying indie and post-punk sensibilities” – Impose
“Within the album are seven different synths that weave with samples to create a sweetness of melody reminiscent of Rostam Batmanglij and Ra Ra Riot’s Wesley Miles’s electronic-rock project Discovery, and sparkling refrains that conjure Tears For Fears.” – Fader
New Orleans’ synth-wave extraordinaries Sharks’ Teeth like to describe their sound as “Christmas in Space,” a strange but fitting genre tag for a band comprised of four musicians and seven synths and their organic mutant pop. They make electronic music that’s equal parts bent pop and introspective indie, drawing influence from artists like Kate Bush and Sufjan Stevens while experimenting with their own warped sound. Following the September release of their new album It Transfers & Grows, the band are excited to share their “Lost In The Cosmos” music video, directed by Derek Beck.
Speaking about the video, Beck shared:
“At the beginning of summer, I was struck by a car on my bike and suffered an AC separation on my left shoulder that would require surgery to fix. During my first month of recovery, I began working on this video to pass the time. I started by experimenting with oil pastels and stop-motion photography. I found a unique effect in pushing the pastel pigment around old photographs and recording the movement frame by frame. The end result is a stop-motion media meld chronicling the last five years of my life through photography.”
It Transfers & Grows was recorded using nothing but a room full of synthesizers and a keen sense for arranging rhythms from samples of just about anything. You will hear all kinds of sounds that these machines are able to produce, but the songs are formatted in a familiar pop style, hopefully grounding all the other worldly textures. Up until this record, the past 16 albums, EPs, and various recordings (there’s over 60 releases on their Bandcamp) were put together primarily by Tyler Scurlock, but over the past two years Sharks’ Teeth has grown to include the help of Devin Hildebrand, Emily Hafner & Shelby Grosz. What started as Scurlock drafting songs and suggesting parts for each member to play live, quickly became a collaborative process in which each member developed there original contributions, eventually leading to this album, the first to be recorded as Sharks’ Teeth: the band.
11/20 – New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar w/ Caddywhompus & Particle Devotion