Video Premiere: Wolf Teeth – Denny (Live from Bad Racket)
Cleveland band Wolf Teeth came into the studio to record this live video of their song “Denny”. The song tells the story of a very real problem that we face in our society that many are afriad to speak out on. We hope that the song and video raises awareness as well as gets a conversation going.
“If you’re an adult who experienced sexual abuse as a child, know that you are not alone. In the U.S., 44% of sexual assault victims are under the age of 18, and 93% know the perpetrator. Many perpetrators of sexual abuse are in a position of trust or responsible for the child’s care, such as a family member, teacher, clergy member, or coach.
No matter what, the abuse was not your fault. It’s never too late to start healing from this experience.” -rainn.org
Filmed by: Evan Prunty and Hunter Prunty
Edited by: Hunter Prunty
Audio; Henri Rapp
Open Mind / Saturated Brain Says:
“WOLF TEETH has a name that pretty much describes the band. They bare everything quite openly with gushing, desperate, venomous screams that deal with the mistreatment of women, addiction, broken homes, abuse, self-loathing … some of which I can certainly relate to. The instrumentals are much more difficult to pin down but are certainly interesting and help to create a polished yet very rustic feel, especially with the guitars.
We’ve got to start with the end of “Mother and the Gun” because it’s just heart wrenching with kind of a Fear Before The March Of Flames take on the vocals, “Mother pull the shotgun out of your mouth. I know it’s hard to live with three ungrateful kids, you told us.” This is also my favourite song from the EP because the screams are just so damn passionate and instrumentally is the most honed. “It Started With A Whisper” is another good example of seething revulsion decked out in hardcore and it happens to be the opening track. “Hidden Beneath the Floorboards of a House” is a quiet, subdued number that leads into “Wooden Spoons” which will tear you a new one with some Locktender instrumentals and Crestfallen vocals that cry out, “My brother tried to hang himself before he was even born. I think he was on to something.” The fourth track “Could Have Been” is another soft one with screamed vocals and reminds me of La Dispute‘s better (aka older) material with the meandering but catchy vocal delivery and soothing post-rock instrumentals.
“Arcarsenal” was recorded along with two other tracks that I’ve been lucky enough to hear and they’re much more versatile and eclectic without losing their edge, but as of this point not released. The cover is obviously the opening track on At The Drive In‘s monumental ‘Relationship of Command’ and it holds up surprisingly well considering what an ATDI fan I am. The screaming is really high pitched, much more so than the previous EP. The guitars are relatively bare but encompass exactly what they need to in order to project their influences and hold the song together.
While most bands emulate another band during their early years, WOLF TEETH do the complete opposite and has already etched a sound that is unique and captivating at the same time. The band has gone through a few line up changes but have kept core member Eddy, thank science. That guy rules. Can’t wait to see what concoction is cooked up with new members!”