Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Little Teeth

Little Teeth are Dannie Murrie (Vox, Mandolin, Guitar, Accordian), Ammo Eisu (Vox, Drums, Cello, Violin) and Andy Tisdall (Vox, Bass, Banjo, Electronics). Little Teeth is the union of three strange souls, whose mystical convergence has bred their only faith.

It started in the suburbs of Stockton, CA 1982; Dannie Murrie is born. Being the daughter of a singer/composer/pianist and accordion player, she was taught from a very young age to fire back at life's blows with the cannon of her voice. In a search for feminist rocker chicks, she began posting Craig's List ads in the Women for Women classifieds. After months of sorting through weeds of sexual emails from disgruntled housewives, a light broke through by the name of Ammo Eisu. Ammo and Dannie instantly felt a kinship. It was fate. Dannie left everything, moved to San Francisco and started a life in song with mysterious cyber-minstrel, Ammo Eisu.

It was now the summer of 2004. Ammo had just moved back to California from New Haven, Connecticut after earning a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering at Yale University (where she had been institutionalized for being a hypothetical danger to herself ). Tormented and exhausted from the cruelty of a system that quantizes human value, Ammo was starving to rekindle her long-since stymied artistry/musicality. Together, Ammo and Dannie found an intoxicating tonic in this rare complementation and cross-fire of class, character and calling.

A mix of fate and happy coincidence brought Andy Tisdall into the fold after sharing an audio engineering class with Dannie. Musically the two clicked uncannily, and they soon found themselves along with Ammo, making music together as Little Teeth and laying down the basic tracks for Child Bearing Man.

The bands unique vision led them to spend nearly 14 months tinkering and toiling in their personally designed basement studio. It was important to the band to do all the tracking/mixing/production themselves as to keep the tone of the album 100% true to and saturated in their unique reality.

Child Bearing Man is a record of growls, squeaks, complex wordplay, and melodic cascades, tied together with mandolin, banjo, accordion, rock and roll drums, cello, guitar and Dannie’s wildcat snarl. Dannie’s voice draws you in. It is a little scary, full of pain and world weariness. But what is most mesmerizing about this trio is their transcendent synergy on stage. These three natural eccentrics lead the listener through tracks like “Japanese Candy” with desperate wails and “Between My Ears” with lyrical jabs, “you could cut your face six different ways but they’d all look the same to me”. Together, Little Teeth’s Child Bearing Man is commanding, emotionally and musically conflicted, and utterly moving. Little Teeth’s debut album "Child Bearing Man" is coming out at September 9, 2008 on Absolutely Kosher Records. Highly Recommended!

Little Teeth - Japanese Candy
Little Teeth @ MySpace

Little Teeth - Wiretap Music Featured Band

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs (2008) !!!
Eisley - Moss Eisley EP1 + EP2 !!!
Ben Gibbard - Live
Jesse Lacey - Live

Black Francis - Bluefinger + Svn Fngrs (2008) !!!
Weezer - Red Album (2008)
Elvis Costello - Momofuku (2008)
The Whigs - Mission Control (2008)
Team Robespierre - Everything's Perfect (2008)
Silver Jews - American Water + Tanglewood Numbers
+ A Western Front, Baby, World Party, etc.

Motorpsycho - Little Lucid Moments (2008) !!!
M83 - Saturdays=Youth (2008)
Sun Kil Moon - April (2008)
+ Fairport Convention, Be Your Own Pet, etc.

Dawn Landers - Thirfty, Brave & Clean !!!
Sonic Youth - Sister
The Duke Spirit - Cuts Across The Land

Baby Dee - Safe Inside The Day (2008)
+ Venetian Snares, Unkle, Wai Pee Wai, etc.

Usher - Tell Me You Love Me Collection Vol.1 (Bootleg)


Usher - Here I Stand (2008)
Fantastic Plastic Machine - Best FPMB

Coldplay - Albums

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey love your work...requesting the U2 remasters.

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tough one. Anyone know where I can get Yael Naim?


3:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mad props for giving the Moss Eisley EPs some !!!'s.

Great blog.

8:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so it might be really uncool of me to ask, but do you think you'd come across that connor Oberst self titled?

12:04 AM  
Anonymous Jimi said...

That Little Teeth Track Japanese Candy is fantastic.
Your highly recommended bands are spot on in my view.

3:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

conner oberst

3:58 AM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

does anyone have the new seether album ?

9:04 AM  

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