PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH: KEEP YOU (available 10.28)
GENRE: MELODIC POST-ROCK
LABEL: EPITAPH RECORDS
It’s no surprise that in comparison with their earlier work Pianos Become The Teeth’s new record Keep You is much more stripped down, by which we mean frontman Kyle Durfey does a lot less screaming. In fact, the dude barely screams at all save for a few lyrics on “Say Nothing,” the record’s gut-wrenching seven-minute finale. To a lot of fans, this shift might come as a huge shock, but, fear not, none of the emotional integrity is sacrificed. The cathartic sound Pianos has always given is still there, perhaps more potent and upfront than ever. Durfey kinda says it himself on the slow-building track “The Queen” — “My voice carries more than it should.” Just because Durfey chooses against yelling this time doesn’t mean his voice is not conveying an important message. Those in question of the new sound clearly don’t see that all the consistent heart and meaning Pianos has conjured over the years is only growing … It just sounds a little different.