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Milk Teeth Took My Heart Out On A Platter…

Posted: June 20, 2015 by Juan D. in Record Nerds
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Damn. It’s been nearly a year since I last posted anything. Sure there have been plenty of records picked up and enjoyed but somehow inspiration didn’t necessarily hit hard enough to make a post on any of them. May as well re-up the posting with Milk Teeth.

Hailing out of Bristol, England, Milk Teeth are a relatively new band that are playing a very loud style of music that teeters on grunge worship and spazzed-out punk. Sounds like a perfect mix of noise. And it is. Initially stumbled on the band via a posting on VC that listed comparisons to Nothing, Pity Sex, and Nirvana. All bands I’m already a fan of and into. As any self-respecting indie music fan should be.

So. Ventured over to their Bandcamp page and got immediately hooked. So much so that I jumped to order their soon-to-be released EP Sad Sack from Venn Records. In the UK. So that meant a pricey cost courtesy of the ever-awesome exchange rate. But all is well that ends well. The record came in and it’s fantastic. Pink cover and minimal art. Heavyweight as it feels, vinyl on a white with color splatter. No insert. But that’s OK.

The band tours relentlessly in Europe. And much to their success, they signed up with Hopeless for distro and label in the U.S. And the Sad Sack EP got reissued for the U.S. market. This time the art and vinyl color got changed. Cover and art is green now and the vinyl, a bit thinner, is on a clear with green splatter. A few things got changed up as mentioned, including having an inner sleeve with lyrics and picture. Pretty nice actually.

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Make note that the OG pressing from Venn Records was limited to 300 copies and hand-numbered in the back of the jacket. No idea how limited the Hopeless pressing is. Maybe around 500 copies? That’d be a pretty standard run.

As soon as Sad Sack came out, I wrote up a review for the other music site. Feel free to check that out here.

I’m hopeful that Milk Teeth will make their way to the U.S. for a tour or two soon. With the exposure they’ve been getting and they great music they play, it’s a no-brainer to come Stateside and rock out with people here. If they do, I want to hang out with them and have a great time.

 

 

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