A scant three years ago, I reviewed a bizarre but catchy album, Being Alone With Your Thoughts is for Inmates by Easter Teeth and that experience has stuck with me ever since. Well, Easter Teeth have just released another full length, Truckstop Fear, so just go check it out because all of the catchy weirdness is back and you need something like this in your life.
Easter Teeth, from California, is the brainchild of two brothers, Josh (vocals/drums) and Tim (vocals/bass/everything else) Eymann. From what I’ve found on the interwebs, the plan was to unite Soul and Hardcore and convince people that these two genres belong together. Three years later, this still seems to be the plan and since Being Alone… they have done a split with Moral Monsters and earlier this year released a 2 song ep Shake Hands with Danger.
Having reviewed their previous full length and finding it oddly appealing, I do have to say I was curious to see what the brothers had concocted for this release. It didn’t take long for me to be hooked on this album. “Honey from the Carcass” begins with a catchy drum beat, some random shouting and a funky bass line all set to a sound as if they were playing in the living room in front of me. I dearly love live, raw recordings and from that standpoint, this was perfect and actually fits their music very well. The drums and bass carry on throughout the song with vocals shouted seemingly from another room. All in all, it feels very genuine and real and the listener can’t help but get the sense that Tim and Josh are having a blast while doing this and that resonates.