In case you missed it from this week's print edition of City Pages, we recently sat down with grunge-pop trio Sharp Teeth to talk about their history as a band. Before she gets down to brass tacks and does a Q&A with the band, freelance writer Michelle Leon gives a synopsis of their new disc, Lines and Stars, which is being released this weekend:
Sharp Teeth have a freshly recorded second album, Lines and Stars, under their belt, created at Blackberry Way with producer Neil Weir, who made the most of their limited time and budget. Their sound is heavy-duty, beautiful in its simple bombast. But these songs communicate something more--an ache and a wistfulness for something that has never been. Without knowing the words, you know these are songs about frustration, the kind found in the most sincere of love songs. And Sharp Teeth offer relief from the roar in the form of candy-coated melodies, which appear for just for a minute at time and waver on feelings of hopefulness, like hopping over a fence late at night to meet that boy or girl you dig so much.Sharp Teeth play a CD-release show with Disasteratti, Kitten Forever, and Zombie Season this Friday, November 6, at the Hexagon Bar.