You can’t do much better than the name Loose Tooth as a descriptor for the Philadelphia band’s sound. There’s a dull aching to their fibrous blend of rock, something like the satisfying pain you get when you use your tongue to mess around with a tooth that’s about to come out, a sensation that you don’t really get to experience after childhood. “Chewy Skinny” comes from the band’s forthcoming debut album, Easy Easy East, and it’s a good summation of Loose Tooth’s talents: a propulsive forward momentum, and a delightful knack for twisting their instrumentation in unexpected ways. You can listen below.
Easy Easy East is out 4/21 via Fleeting Youth Records.