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Loose Tooth created a recipe book for Big Day because why the heck not

Loose Tooth | photo by Craig Scheihing | courtesy of the artist
Loose Tooth | photo by Craig Scheihing | courtesy of the artist

Philly rockers Loose Tooth released their latest album Big Day in April, but have recently created a very necessary addition to the record: a recipe book. Featured on Impose Magazine, Loose Tooth has concocted a specific meal and accompanying cooking details for each track on the album. Because every tasty track needs a tasty treat. It’s basic physics, really.

While some of the songs seemed destined for a food companion — i.e. “Garlic Soup,” possibly “Fish Boy” — others are a bit more of stretch, and thus thoroughly enjoyable to read and map connections from the song to its food counterpart. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Loose Tooth at Johnny Brenda’s, Yikes the Zero at Kung Fu Necktie, Hello Shark at Boot and Saddle

Loose Tooth | photo by Craig Scheihing | courtesy of the artist
Loose Tooth | photo by Craig Scheihing | courtesy of the artist

Philly riff ragers Loose Tooth celebrate the release of their sophomore record Big Day tonight at Johnny Brenda’s. The band is led by singer-guitarist Kian Sorouri and featuring Kyle Laganella on guitar, Larissa Sapko on bass and Christian Bark on drums; their songs recall a range of artists from Dinosaur Jr. to Yuck. Big Day, which you can listen to below, comes out tomorrow jointly on Father/Daughter Records and Lame-O Records. Tonight the band performs with Dominic opening the show; tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Loose Tooth brings riff after riff on “Roach Motel”

Loose Tooth | photo by Craig Scheihing | courtesy of the artist
Loose Tooth | photo by Craig Scheihing | courtesy of the artist

Philadelphia rockers Loose Tooth have been teasing Big Day Day (the big day when Big Day drops) for quite some time now, but a lot of their new material has been kicking around since last summer. In July, they performed five new songs during their Key Studio Session, foreshadowing the heavy riffage of their sophomore record. We got treated to the studio version of one of those tunes last month, and now, we’re getting a second one. Stream “Roach Motel” now via CLRVYNT. Continue reading →

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Loose Tooth is releasing Big Day in April; listen to “Garlic Soup”

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Loose Tooth | photo by Peter Murray | www.petermurrayphotography.com

Philly DIY scene faves Loose Tooth gave us a taste of the new rippers they’ve been writing last fall when they appeared on The Key Studio Sessions last fall; of the six songs they played in that set, five were brand new, from an album that was still in the TBD zone. As of today, details on that record have been D’d. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Loose Tooth at Kung Fu Necktie, Queen of Jeans at Eris Temple Arts, Made In America Day One

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Loose Tooth | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN

Local outfit Loose Tooth join their friends in Shelf Life, Blue Smiley and Poppies at Kung Fu Necktie tonight. The folks in LT caught our ears with last year’s excellent Easy Easy East, so it was exciting to hear what the four-piece had up their sleeves as a follow-up when they stopped by for a Key Studio Session earlier this summer. Check out a video of new number “Roach Motel” below and get more information for tonight’s 21+ show here.

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The Key Studio Sessions: Loose Tooth

I finally managed to see Philadelphia punk outfit Loose Tooth this spring. We’ve dug their music for a while over here at The Key, ever since the first songs from 2015’s Easy Easy East began to surface in the blog world — but it wasn’t till the band was paired with Abi Reimold on the release show for the latter’s Wriggling that I got to experience the force of nature these four Philadelphians are in concert. From the stage at Johnny Brenda’s, a torrent of interlocking guitars by Kian Sorouri and Kyle Laganella were led by intricate bass lines from Larissa Sapko and thunder drums from Christian Bark – it was dynamic, reaching from simmering lows to scorching highs. And it made me super psyched to hear the new record that’s wrapping up production at Headroom Studios.

When Loose Tooth stepped in the XPN studio to record their Key Session this past weekend, it was a double treat of sorts – firstly because of the six songs they played, only one (“Lizzy”) was previously featured on Easy. The rest are getting their first airing here, and I’m purely pumped about how fierce they sound. Continue reading →

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Loose Tooth charm with their charged debut album Easy Easy East

Loose Tooth | photo by Peter Murray | www.petermurrayphotography.com
Loose Tooth | photo by Peter Murray | www.petermurrayphotography.com

Philly’s Loose Tooth have been on our radar after working in cahoots with a number of local artists – The Fleeting Ends, Mumblr, and Clique just to name a few – while putting out their catchy indie rock music. Now there is even more to love with the release of their debut full-length Easy Easy East off their label Fleeting Youth Records. The album is full of that noisy, bedroom rock that we got a taste of with “Skinny Chewy” earlier this month. Continue reading →

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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s Fran Keaney talks collaborative songwriting, knowing your place in the universe, and Melbourne’s best new music

Rolling Blackouts Costal Fever
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever | photo by Warwick Baker | courtesy of the artist

There’s an undeniable momentum to Australia’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, a kind of stampede of movement. Though their songs each have their own distinct feel, they retain a thundering energy, coming at you like a gust of cool wind or a lurching wave. The beauty of it isn’t in a single guitar solo, a specific bassline, or the consistently thumping beat of the drums; it isn’t the clever turn of phrase or the catchy hook. The real mastery is in the full, the whole thing hurtling forward, picking up speed and catching more and more as it rolls down hill.

This holds true for the band itself, a five-piece that started as a three-piece, slowly building and growing without a single ego to get in the way. They share songwriting duties and credits and have, up to this point, released two EPs of jangly, late summer-afternoon guitar rock. Singer-guitarist Fran Keaney, one of the founding members of the band, was kind enough to talk with me about, among other things, the band’s growth, harnessing that specific moment in time, Dumb and Dumber, and their highly-anticipated new record Hope Downs. Continue reading →