Pennsylvania’s Pray For Teeth is punks best kept secret. Fortunately for the scene, they’ve come out of hiding with the recent release of a 2 song epic 7″ entitled I’m Still Finding Feathers In My Hair. The first song, Paper Courage, is a heavy hitter from start to finish, both musically and lyrically. Each note is chosen with purpose to deliver haunting melodies that will be stuck in your head for days. The second track, Heavy Restless, is a much slower / “heavier” song and, as the title implies, will leave you restless and anxious about life. Bone crushing guitar and bass tones and a roomy drum sound blend together create beautiful melodies. There is so much angst in the vocals and I love it. This song holds no emotions back and leaves you with the haunting line: “You, you rose before the sun. Punish yourself. Me, I’m still finding feathers in my hair.” Overall, Pray For Teeth utilizes the perfect combination of sludge-metal, hardcore, post-rock and screamo to produce a unique and memorable sound. Personally, they remind me of bands such as Titan or Aussitôt Mort. However, they have their own flavor and are certainty worth checking out. Be warned: you will become addicted and will sulk in your bed alone for weeks. I’m anxiously awaiting their full length, which will be put out by Mayfly Records sometime this year.
I’m Still Finding Feathers In My Hair 7″ is being released by a variety of record labels: 100 Green (It’s a Trap! Records color), 100 Coke Bottle Clear (Root of Evil Collective color), 100 Gold (Moshtache Records color) and 200 Black