Chicago hardcore act Cut Teeth has posted a new video for their aggressive selection, “Stone Of Yap.” That cut comes from the group’s forthcoming re-release of its debut EP, Televandalism (pre-order). That effort was originally released earlier this year, and which will see rerelease on July 24th via Topshelf Records. Check out that treatment below, following the group’s CVU podcast from earlier this year.
(Photo via Dave Summers)
Chicago rock outfit Cut Teeth, which features veterans of acts like The Felix Culpa, Stay Ahead Of The Weather, Red Knife Lottery, and Monday’s Hero, have been announced as new signees to Top Shelf Records. The label is preparing a remastered vinyl re-release of the act’s Televandalism EP, complete with a bonus track and additional artwork. That effort drops on July 24th. In the meantime, catch the group live on June 30th at Subterranean in support of With Knives, the new project from Joe Trohman (former Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things).
This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Dustin Currier, Kyle Johns, Dan Yingling, and Matt Jordan of Cut Teeth! The former and current members of acts like The Felix Culpa, Stay Ahead Of The Weather, Red Knife Lottery, and Monday’s Hero visit CVU at The Music Garage to discuss their new EP, Televandalism, the band’s casual and unassuming beginnings, and the ’90s influence in their music. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the band’s cuts “Who is Thomas Driscoll?” and “Blood Under the Bridge,” both off Televandalism, available now as a pay-what-you-want release. And catch Cut Teeth out for their first live shows, happening Friday, February 3rd at Underground Lounge and Saturday, February 4th at the Cactus Club in Milwaukee.
ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, hosted by Jaime Black and recorded out of The Music Garage in Chicago. CVU features interviews with the premier talent and tastemakers in the Chicago music and nightlife communities, and is published through the Dynasty Podcasts network. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Posterous.
Also discussed in the Cut Teeth CVU podcast are the members’ other projects, with Currier giving insight into the forthcoming Felix Culpa documentary, To We, The Nearly Departed, which explores that band’s final days. That feature posts online on February 20th, with a trailer below via Alternative Press, followed by a poster for Jordan’s other act, Stay Ahead Of The Weather, who play Thursday, February 23rd at The Empty Bottle.
For this month’s ChicagoVerseUniteD cover story, every day in January will preview 2012 plans for a Chicago talent or tastemaker. Today: Cut Teeth!
Cut Teeth is an outfit made up of musical orphans, comprised of members of acts like The Felix Culpa, Stay Ahead Of The Weather, Red Knife Lottery, and Monday’s Hero that are either defunct or on hiatus. The group came together to form a new project at the start of 2011, and spent a large part of the year crafting their initial release, an EP titled Televandalism. And as the act’s Dustin Currier tells CVU, that’s just the beginning.
“We’re releasing an EP in a couple weeks and have already started working on new songs,” the former Felix Culpa guitarist reveals. “Hopefully we can put out an LP next year, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we put out a split 7″ or something in between as well.”
“The EP we’re releasing is our first batch of songs,” Currier continues, ”so it’s hard to say where we’ll go from here, but I think there’s a lot of room to evolve in a lot of different directions, which is a really good feeling. Overall, though, I think we’re just a really loud rock & roll band. There’s definitely a mindset that you could say is probably more akin to a lot of Dischord or Touch and Go bands from the ’90s when it comes to aesthetic and songwriting. Definitely a departure from what a lot of us have done before, which also makes it really exciting.”
Televandalism will post online at the group’s soon-to-launch Bandcamp page on Tuesday, Jan. 31st as a choose-your-price release. The EP coincides with the group’s first live outings, happening Friday, February 3rd at Underground Lounge and Saturday, February 4th at the Cactus Club in Milwaukee. The group will have a limited supply of 100 hand-packaged and numbered CDRs available for purchase at the events, as well.
“Right now we’re just focused on getting this EP out, and we’ve done everything ourselves up to this point – writing, recording, packaging and assembling the CDs, booking, etc.,” Currier concludes, “but it certainly would be great to see a vinyl release for this at some point (…ahem, cool indie labels out there…).”
Check out a mid-mix snippet of the group’s song “Stone of Yap” below. And watch for more from Cut Teeth right here at CVU.