Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Asheville's The Toothe release "Talons" today; album streaming with Blurt!

"By blending together the atmospheric and blissful symmetry of classic alternative groups like Wilco with the introspective vernacular of The Mountain Goats, Talons provides a jubilant variety of musical bliss that complements its daring and imaginative lyrical approach. This record is truly a unique breed of its kind." The Aquarian

“The Toothe share a musical chemistry born of a lifetime of collaboration and experimentation. Raised in the same small Piedmont town, they relocated to the mountains of Asheville to explore and develop their mutual love of song. The fruit of their partnership has often been shockingly eclectic, including a Norwegian black metal project, a disturbingly dark children’s album, and several self-released records worth of deceptively charming, patently weird folk noir.

The Toothe’s most recent effort is the Talons EP, a six-song foray into a hook-laden and intensely engaging sound they call Apocalyptic Americana. Recorded in their home studio and mixed by Danny Kadar (Band of Horses, The Avett Brothers, My Morning Jacket), the TalonsEP draws from a deep well of American musical tradition while simultaneously reveling in a jubilant pop energy and outlandishly off-kilter lyrical musings. The songs of the Talons EP, which range from up-beat and lively pop delight to contemplative and intricately-crafted ballads, aim to take the listener on a psychedelic journey across mesmerizing musical and emotional landscapes. Known for their captivating, high-energy live performances, The Toothe have travelled up and down the Eastern Seaboard with their music, capturing the hearts and eardrums of everyone they encounter.

What the future holds for this band is uncertain, but there is no doubt that they will continue to expand into uncharted musical territory, paving their own way.”
Upcoming Tour Dates
08.21•Dogtown Pizza (Floyd, VA)
08.23•Bazaar Consignments (Roanoke, VA)
08.24•Redbeard Brewery (Staunton, VA)
08.29•The Grillroom (Outer Banks, NC)

08.30•The Pier (Outer Banks, NC)
08.31•The Juggling Gypsy (Wilmington, NC)
09.05•Palmetto Brewery (Charleston, SC)

Praise for The Toothe:

"In less than 25 minutes, the weirdly wonderful folk trio have cast an indelible and wide impression, something Asheville often does in exactly that amount of time. Though their sound is indeed tough to pin down, anyone who has enjoyed records by the likes of Neutral Milk Hotel, Violent Femmes or Ween will find something to savor here. Sure, they probably won't chart on Billboard, but college radio will scoop this up in nanoseconds." - Absolute Punk

 "Similar to the Avett Brothers, the track oozes with Americana charm and pop sensibility. Also, oozes with talk of mustard." Surviving The Golden Age

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