ALBUM REVIEW: Pianos Become The Teeth – Drift | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 26.08.22






Seemingly trying to capture the emotional honesty of Morrissey and injecting into a post-rock/emocore sound space, the fifth long player from Baltimore’s Pianos Become The Teeth is nothing if not ambitious. 

Owing much to the deeply inspiring level of honesty at its heart, Drift wanders in and out of fine atmospheric textures, building and flowing like tidal waves crashing against rocks in parallel with the emotional stresses and strains of its topics. Highlights Genevieve (with its Radiohead-styled guitar arpeggio lines) and Skiv (with its Spiritualized recalling grandness) stand out in an album built for focus and attention.

It may mine itself on a few occasions, but in terms of intent, range and design, Drift is a fine record. 


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