Release Date: June 10, 2014
Add Date: May 27, 2014
1. EXTERIOR. A GROVE OF GNARLED OLIVE TREES. DUSK.
In the pale moonlight, a hunched figure is digging into the rough earth with his bare hands. Exhausted, the figure gives up, rests briefly, and then returns, more furiously than ever, to digging.
VOICEOVER (MORGAN FREEMAN?):
“Time creeps like a yellow fog. Slow and slinking, but unstoppable. Enveloping us, eventually. Until we’re walking blind. But in the distance, though we cannot discern its source, music plays. The music of The Toothe…”
2. INTERIOR. DIMLY LIT ROOM.
Three men, bearded, sit in the half-light. Their voices are raised in harmony, full and rich, filling the room. Strewn around them are their instruments: acoustic guitars, a banjo, a bass, keyboards, harmonicas, and more.
“The Toothe share a musical chemistry born of a lifetime of collaboration and experimentation. Raised in the same small Piedmont town, they relocated to the mountains of Asheville to explore and develop their mutual love of song. The fruit of their partnership has often been shockingly eclectic, including a Norwegian Black Metal project, a disturbingly dark Children’s Album, and several self-released records worth of deceptively charming, patently weird Folk Noir. The Toothe’s most recent effort is The Talons EP, a six-song foray into a hook-laden and intensely engaging sound they call Apocalyptic Americana. Recorded in their home studio and mixed by Danny Kadar (Band of Horses, The Avett Brothers, My Morning Jacket), The Talons EP draws from a deep well of American musical tradition while simultaneously reveling in a jubilant pop energy and outlandishly off-kilter lyrical musings. The songs of The Talons EP, which range from up-beat and lively pop delight to contemplative and intricately-crafted ballads, aim to take the listener on a psychedelic journey across mesmerizing musical and emotional landscapes. Known for their captivating, high-energy live performances, The Toothe have travelled up and down the Eastern Seaboard with their music, capturing the hearts and eardrums of everyone they encounter. What the future holds for this band is uncertain, but there is no doubt that they will continue to expand into uncharted musical territory, paving their own way.”
3. EXTERIOR. OLIVE GROVE. MORNING.
Three men, bearded, emerge from the trees, squinting in the bright sunlight. They gather silently around a small mound of fresh earth. A glance passes between them.
FADE TO BLACK.
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