Woohoo!Roz and The Rice Cakes start their journey down the east coast, into the south and west. The warmed up with two great gigs in Brooklyn and Kingston, NY this week with pals Last Good Tooth…lots more coming from the LGT soon, too.
The Lowest Paircontinue their amazing route across the upper part of the country this month and next.
Simone Felice is in Pittsburgh tonight, and looking forward to upcoming dates in Ireland and the UK.
“Music as inspired by the roots music of Blue Ridge Appalacia as New England’s contemporary music scene..a distinctive voice that moves from gravelly to warbling in an instant…” –Utne Reader
“We can’t explain it, but we can sing along to it.” –KDHX Song of the Day
“[Songs] emerge…into richly layered, anthemic compositions, full of hope and fiddle.” –My Spilt Milk
“It is the way that old American music used to tell stories, and [singer] Sultan follows this tradition with his own stream-of-consciousness.” -Beyond Race
“With its entrancing melodies holding a sense of both mystery and familiarity, the band has managed to bring the magic of their live shows to a full-length album” –E Town
“Their melodies are entrancing, trapping you in their sound without complaint-it’s just good music that leaves the complications behind.” -Yankee Calling
“While there’s a few elements that are reminiscent to modern folk, such as the vocals and wordplay, I think this is much more accessible, in an endearing way.” -Austin Town Hall
“Last Good Tooth’s memorable live performances have been earning the band respect in New England and nationwide for years now. On “Not Without Work and Rest” they finally bring the experience and energy of their stage show to a full-length album.” -Frabric Oh
“Last Good Tooth, however, is actually really fucking good.” -Death & Taxes
“It’s not meant to be shiny, but pure and delightful, as if you just came out of the back room washing machine and wanted to sit and sing along to what’s being heard….Let your feet feel the earth.” -This is Book’s Music
Whether it’s honesty expressed via their signature fiddle-laden folk—”You’ve got no right to hear me out; I won’t explain myself. Explain yourself,” LGT dares in opening track, “Look What I Made”—or their decision to feature P.F. Chang’s appetizer menu as their Facebook cover photo, there is a lot to love about this Providence, RI-turned-New York State four-piece. —Filter.com
Catch them on tour all over the US with Brown Bird starting next month. Dates below the jump.
Last Good Tooth came together like many bands do… as teenagers, smoking grass and aping their favorite band of the moment in their parents’ garages across the country. In the case of Last Good Tooth, that band was the Black Keys which is a bit shocking once you hear the first notes of Not Without Work and Rest trickle through your speakers. You see, the band is stunning when it comes to melodies, at carving out a line with a guitar that leads you straight into the first lyric of the songs while at the same time invoking some sort of strange Gordon Gano-ish Appalachian voodoo.
Well before the sessions for their debut were underway, word of their spirited live shows reached the offices of Team Love Records in New Paltz, NY. The band eventually dropped in on the sleepy Hudson Valley town and shook things up at the local dive bar, leading the room full of inebriated youth into a singalong of a Michael Hurley song. Later they played along side an abandoned thespian camp to a field of hedonists and swimming-hole experts. All of this left a strong impression on the folks at Team Love, and the plans for their debut album took root.
Recorded over the summer and fall of 2011, Not Without Work and Rest is a record for the young and the old, offering up tinges of mystery alongside a familiar warmth.
Last Good Tooth formed in Providence, RI and is currently based in New York State. The band is made up of Penn Sultan (Guitars), Kevin Sullivan (Bass), Arthur Kapp (Drums), and Alex Spoto (Fiddles) Not Without Work and Rest is out May 28th, 2013 on Team Love Records. Continue reading “Please welcome Last Good Tooth!”→