05 July 2011

[first listen] Royal Teeth - Act Naturally EP

Art/Official has gotten a sneak preview of New Orleans/LaFayette band Royal Teeth's forthcoming Act Naturally EP. The sextet crafts bouncy, yet emotional dance pop. Sincerity manages to shine through a thick coating of production. Charming male & female back-and-forth vocals complement uplifting, almost arena-ready instrumentation. At times, Royal Teeth sound like a welcome combination of your favorite 7th grade emo band and some of today's indie dance mainstays.

The EP opens with the soaring declarations of "For Keeps," followed by the slow-build of "Heartbeats." Next come the angular, latin-esque hooks of "My Donna." The EP slows just a little bit with the consistent "Waste Your Body On Me," before ending on its strongest track, "Wild," a convincing dance anthem with an organic catchiness.

This kind of music is meant to be heard live, coming directly from the source. Royal Teeth are holding their EP release show at The Republic in New Orleans on July 15 and Grant Street in LaFayette on July 16. Check out their >facebook page for more info. Below, check out "Heartbeats" below :

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