Pianos Become The Teeth have released their fifth studio album, Drift today via Epitaph Records. As the follow up to 2018’s Wait For Love, Drift balances inherent aggression with delicate atmospheric moments and poetic-yet-purposefully ambiguous lyrics to create their most ambitious and masterful work yet.
“Everything for me on this record is so personal and so specific even if people have no idea what I’m talking about,” vocalist Kyle Durfey said of the album. “I know it’s asking for a lot but I just hope that people sit and listen to the record as a whole because to me this record is like one piece. It’s not individual songs, it’s a journey and then you come out of it.”
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 elevates 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 off on a headlining US tour with support from bands Caracara and Dosser. It starts today 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 are on sale 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