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The Stripe Stripe Fiasco – Teeth
To put The Stripe Stripe Fiasco into one particular genre of music is nearly impossible. I’ve listened to their new album Teeth several times all the way through and I have yet to figure out what genre or sub genre I would stick them in. Maybe that’s what makes them so unique; they have the ability to simply sound like The Stripe Stripe Fiasco. Hailing from Denver, Colorado, Richard Schwering, Rachel King, Joel Monroe, and Bobby Barbeau have come together to create an indie masterpiece that is not only very listenable but very enjoyable. If I had to pick a few bands to compare them to I would have to say Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Poe, maybe even The Breeders but in all actuality they stand on their own with their own blend of rock music.
Trading lead vocal duties between Richard and Rachel gives each song something very unique that is missing from many bands these days. With each song there are many layers of voices that don’t follow the usual protocol in backing vocals giving each song two paths to follow. The musicianship is just as unique, never over powering yet completely energizing and relaxing all in the same. One good example of this is the song “Saphyre.” It starts with the hypnotic words “don’t you wanna be set on fire?” leading into a mysterious and powerful arrangement that will leave your head spinning.
The title track “Teeth” is another tune that draws you in with the seemingly subliminal melody leading you into the unknown. One thing about this band is its ability to draw you in and keep you at full attention the entire time. I can just imagine their live performances are just as mesmerizing as their recordings are. With songs that question relationships to the energetic musicianship from each member, these songs will stick in your head for many days and you will want to relive your first listen of The Stripe Stripe Fiasco over and over again. So whether you’d like to categorize this band as rock, alternative, new wave or any of the other genres of music the mainstream has created to confuse fans of music, you will not only enjoy this band immensely but you will for certain become a lifelong fan anxiously awaiting to see what they create next.
Rating: 4/5 Stars!
Album Name: Teeth
Release Date: July, 2012
Genres: Indie, Alternative Rock
Location: Denver, Colorado
Band Members: Rachel King-Piano/Keyboards/Vocals/Guitar; Richard Schwering-Guitar/Vocals/Banjo; Bobby Barbeau-Bass; Joel Monroe-Drums
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