The full album stream is available at Pitchfork Advance – go here to launch the player or play it below, and watch the EPK video below.
Starting next week, October 28 – November 1, the band will be playing a handful of release shows for their new record. If you have not already purchased tickets for these shows, you should do so soon because they are close to selling out.
Pianos Become The Teeth have dialed back on the urgent post hardcore/screamo that made the band so popular with underground music fans. This time around, Pianos Become The Teeth take on more of a melodic, somber, and atmospheric vibe. Pianos Become The Teeth rely more on melancholy this time around, which results in an incredibly somber and wistful listen. With that said, the band’s sound still equates into being a dynamic, urgent, and powerful listen. Fans of the band’s previous material will still find more than enough to enjoy when listening to Keep You. / Manic Compression
Musically, Pianos are tighter than ever, but the post-rock inspirations they’ve always had are still intact. The song progresses from clean guitar and minimal drumming to a larger crashing crescendo, and it’s heavy on the atmosphere throughout. Along with their pals in Touche Amore and La Dispute, Pianos are continuing to prove that there’s still room for new, innovative post-hardcore, and “Late Lives” is one of their best examples of that yet. / Brooklyn Vegan.
Keep You certainly reaches for a hefty, developed sense of self beyond the grounding the band’s held in contemporary punk, hardcore and emo some years now, but in doing so, it actually strikes the absolute perfect balance, enfolding the listener in honest and cathartic glory while enhancing its edges with just the right effects pedals and auxiliary instruments. Pianos Become The Teeth could logically embrace a more Baroque setup by their next album, and hell, Durfey may seem to achieve a consistent level of happiness by that time, too (at least on record). But right here, right now, amid the swirling symmetry of the thoroughly gripping Keep You, it’s hard to imagine them sounding any better. / AltPress