Teeth & Tongue have returned with a tease for a new album, in the form of a reimagined version of previously released ‘Cupcake’. Lovingly referred to as the ‘bush doof’ version, ‘Cupcake Revisited’ is a unpredicted yet highly enthralling diversion in sound for the band.
“We wanted to put ‘Cupcake’ on the new record because it hadn’t been released as part of an album before – we’d just recorded and released it as a standalone single. But it became clear pretty quickly that it wasn’t going to fit stylistically on the new album, even if we re-mixed it. Damian (bassist) suggested we do a new version of it, along the same vein that we’d been arranging the new tracks. We tried a bunch of things but nothing quite worked. It just had too much of a 2/4 rhythm and we couldn’t get rid of that county-sounding vibe, so we kind of decided to just leave it off the record. Then, in the middle of our 9-day recording session for the album, I woke up in the middle of the night with a drum and arpeggio pattern in my head. I wrote ‘No snare!!’ on a piece of paper and went back to sleep. That morning when everyone arrived at the studio we started playing it and after a few hours we recorded it. It was totally unexpected.”
Where 2011’s Tambourine was bleak and guitar driven, and most recent release Grids was near impossible to place into a genre, ‘Cupcake Revisited’ is new again. The first taste from the yet-to-be-revealed album is a blast into hyperspace, where stars stretch and your spaceship hums beneath you like the modulating synths that first pull you into the track.
Teeth and Tongue’s next record is set for release sometime in September 2016.