by Andrew Sacher
Pianos Become the Teeth at MHOW in 2012 (more by Jonathan McPhail)
Baltimore's Pianos Become the Teeth already have two of the best screamo albums in recent years with 2010's Old Pride and 2011's The Lack Long After (both on Topshelf). But last year, when they put out a split with Touche Amore, it featured the song "Hiding," which was sung entirely with clean vocals. When I first heard it, I hated it. Why would one of the best screamo bands around entirely ditch their style for something so much softer? But over time, my feelings towards their new sound shifted and "Hiding" became my favorite song the band had put out yet. When I saw them open for La Dispute, "Hiding" was my highlight of their set and the other clean-vocal new song they played made me even more excited for a new record.
That record's finally been announced, titled Keep You, and it comes out on October 28 via their new label home of Epitaph Records. "Hiding" isn't on it, but new single "Repine" is and it's got that same type of passionate rock that "Hiding" has. Something it's a little more similar to is Deja Entendu-era Brand New, and that's another band that has always ignored their previous sounds when making a new record. Check out the new track (via Noisey) below.
Pianos have upcoming tour dates, including Riot Fest, The Fest, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and a run with Title Fight and Circa Survive. Unfortunately no NYC date at the moment, but hopefully one will be added sooner than later.
All dates are listed, with the new song stream, below...
Pianos Become the Teeth - "Repine"
Pianos Become the Teeth -- 2014 Tour Dates
Sept 07 Buffalo, NY - Waiting Room
Sept 09 Newport, KY - The Southgate Revival-Sanctuary
Sep 10 St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
Sept 11 Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe ad Old National Centre
Sept 12-14 Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
Sept 15 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
Sept 19-21 Denver, CO - Riot Fest
Nov 28 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Nov 29 Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
Nov 30 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Dec 02 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Dec 03 Austin, TX - Emo's East
Dec 04 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Dec 06 Memphis, TX - New Daisy Theatre
Dec 07 Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
Dec 09 Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
Dec 10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
Dec 12 Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
Dec 13 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Dec 14 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Sept 07 with Circa Survive
Sept 09 Pianos only
Sept 10 with Daybringer
Sept 11 with Circa Survive
Sept 15 with La Dispute, The Menzingers, Plague Vendor
Nov 28 - Dec 14 with Circa Survive and Title Fight