Pianos Become The Teeth have released “Buckley”, the final single from their new album Drift, out on August 26th. Accompanying the noisy indie rock anthem is a new music video, which can be seen now below. Drift is available for pre-order HERE.
Even with a sound that is continually transforming, Pianos Become The Teeth still hold onto the inherent aggression of their screamo/hardcore years. Frontman Kyle Durfey explains, “I refer to a song like ‘Buckley’ as ‘heavy blue’, because there are heavy parts in there, but they are really deliberate.”
Innovation and experimentation are themes that Pianos Become The Teeth have embraced liberally since their inception in 2006, leading up to their most masterful work yet. Many of the tracks within Drift were recorded through to a 1960’s Echoplex analog tape echo and at moments throughout the album, it was physically manipulated and warped to produce unique sonics that seamlessly elevate the listening experience. You can hear some of the delays get pushed to the edge of falling apart before they disappear and the song snaps back to reality.
There is a sense of mystique and familiarity on the album, assisted by producer Kevin Bernsten (Integrity, Pig Destroyer) who recorded their first two projects over a decade ago. Bernsten’s history with the band allowed him to push them toward the future without abandoning their past. Kyle Durfey reflects, “Kevin knows who we used to be and he knows who we are now and he was really down to experiment and try anything in the studio to see how it would work.”
The band is getting ready to embark on a headlining a US tour with support from Caracara and Dosser. It starts on August 26th in Durham, North Carolina and ends November 14th in Detroit, Michigan with stops along the way in NYC, Atlanta, Los Angeles and more. Tickets can be found HERE.
Pianos Become The Teeth Tour Dates
Fri, August 26, 2022 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall
Sat, August 27, 2022 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
Fri, September 2, 2022 Cambridge, MA Sonia
Sat, September 3, 2022 Philadelphia, PA The Foundry
Sun, September 4, 2022 Brookyln, NY The Meadow
Thu, September 8, 2022 Atlanta, GA Masquerade – Purgatory
Fri, September 9, 2022 Nashville, TN Exit Inn
Sun, September 11, 2022 Columbus, OH Big Room Bar
Wed, November 2, 2022 Los Angeles, CA 1720
Thu, November 3, 2022 Mesa, AZ Nile Half House
Fri, November 4, 2022 Las Vegas, NV Rockstar Bar
Sat, November 5, 2022 San Diego, CA Voodoo Room
Sun, November 6, 2022 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
Fri, November 11, 2022 Pittsburgh, PA Preserving Underground
Sat, November 12, 2022 Chicago, IL Subterranean
Sun, November 13, 2022 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
Mon, November 14, 2022 Detroit, MI El Club