Posted in music | pictures on April 4, 2008

The Teeth

Dear Friends,

I (Peter of the Teeth) am writing you now to tell you the truth of what has happened to The Teeth. In all honesty, and I'm sorry to say, The Teeth have broken up. To set the records straight, it didn't happen because we weren't "big enough" or we didn't make enough money or we hated each other or things like that. It just happened that some members weren't where they wanted to be in life. And some felt that the band had run it's course and had nothing more to offer. It of course has saddened me not only because my band is gone, but because I feel like I have let down those who supported our band through the years and all the fans and friends that came to the most shitty run down shows every time we ever played them. I've met hundreds and hundreds of awesome people in the 7 or 8 years I've played in this band and it has been the biggest part of my life for that time. Now that part of my life is over and I am older and that also makes me sad.

I want to thank everyone who ever came out to a Teeth show ever. Or anyone who bought a Teeth album or downloaded it illegally or told their friends to listen to us. I want to thank everyone who ever helped us, let us stay at there house, cooked us breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. I want to thank every person that said hello to me when I obviously could not remember who they were, and every band that let us go on tour with them even if we couldn't draw 2 people. I also wanted to thank everyone that wanted to see us live but never got a chance. I am sorry.

Also, I am sorry that we will not being playing a farewell show. First of all that would be far to emotional for me. Second of all the teeth always played explosive sets, so in some sense we simply exploded at our last show. There's nothing left.

I want to conclude this bulletin with a statement. This is not the complete ending. Although some members of The Teeth are at least, for now (and as far as I know), done with making music, I am not done and my dear mustachioed friend Mr. Brian James Ashby is not done either.

I understand that I have a lot to live up to by trying to match up to my previous band but all I can say is that I am going to do my very best.

I hope that I get to see at least some of you again in the near future. And keep a lookout for cryptic messages about a future band with the letter "P" in the name. If you've gotten to know me in the last few years than you'd know I wouldn't make a new project easy to find. I will be in touch.

Thank You VERY, VERY much,

Peter C.

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the photos in this post were taken on February 13th, 2008 by Leia Jospe. They are of the Teeth playing Bowery Ballroom in NYC . Foals and Team Robespierre also played that show.



Comments (19)


Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2008 10:12 AM

hey chris, that's awesome. good luck. hey, why not offer $1050 to radiohead?

Posted by hipster replacement | April 4, 2008 10:17 AM

i heard that a passing feeling is also breaking up...has any1 else heard that

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2008 10:18 AM

exactly, who? btw my imaginary band (that i keep in my head) broke up today if anyone wants to report it.

Posted by Chuck | April 4, 2008 10:22 AM

Chris, I'm keeping my fingers crossed so hard it hurts.

Show some love peeps.

Posted by Nikki | April 4, 2008 10:22 AM

I dunno... that guy's kind of a snob.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2008 10:30 AM

wow, people are in a good mood today

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2008 10:32 AM

whats the word on the oxford collapse/causecomotion show tonight

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2008 10:37 AM

What a shame. Another amazing live band along the lines of Dr. Dog. Fun records, too. They will be missed.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2008 10:37 AM

Was their Emo's Annex set on the Saturday of SXSW their final show?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2008 10:42 AM

"Oh Bessy" is a really, really good tune. I enjoyed the couple Teeth shows I saw.

Posted by ryan freshbread | April 4, 2008 10:53 AM

who is music snobbery??????????????//

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2008 11:33 AM

"who is music snobbery??????????????//"

a cookie baker

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2008 11:38 AM

I'm in

Posted by Win Butler | April 4, 2008 11:39 AM

i actually met pete once, nice guy. but the band was utter bollocks

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2008 12:56 PM

i don't know if that Emo's show was the last but, boy howdy, was it ever fucking great.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2008 4:12 PM

Since he didn't extend his offer to Daft Punk, his blog sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2008 8:25 PM

Such a wonderful blog post.. Thank you for sharing this information!

Posted by sim date | March 11, 2010 3:56 PM

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