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Mar282009

Baby Teeth Thieves Reviewed in Nashville Deli + winning readers poll

who knew that there was a poll and we're winning it? go vote and if you're not going to vote for BTT vote for Bebos who's in a close second! Plus for the record we're not playing at the Rutledge on May 2nd... i don't know where that came from...

CD Review: The Baby Teeth Thieves' "To A Green Thought In A Green Shade"

The Baby Teeth ThievesTo be honest, I was a little wary of a band with a name like Baby Teeth Thieves. I envisioned some awkward nineties pop rock rehashing rather than the elegant melodies and jangly instrumentation I was treated to. To a Green Thought in a Green Shade is the Thieves' latest release, a band who comes to us from Murfreesboro, by way of Kentucky and Mississippi. Standout song and opener Wasp Wing is the kind of song that soundtracks staring out of the back window of a car, rain pattering, your hand pressed against the glass, saying good bye, or maybe just trying to leave an impression on the background quickly fading from your grasp.

Lyrics are Andrew-Bird-English-Major clever and the male/female coupling will no doubt please Belle and Sebastian fans, but they have managed to be influenced without being conquered, which is a tricky tightrope. Build Me a Boat Sailor Jerry is a case of muted epic orchestration; with squeaky strings that are the perfect touch to the booming drumbeats and tinkling voices. When singer Oscar Bishop croons like a stoic, “I enjoy being young” on Hard Candy Moon, you get the feeling he’s trying to convince himself more than anyone. To A Green Thought calls on so many perfect and imperfect moments that occur every day, every week, every year: walking down a creaky wooden hallway, laying in bed with your lover after the passion is over, or in this case, finding the nipple that feeds you. Make sure you check them out at the Rutledge May 2nd. -Becky Delius

 

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