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8 Teeth to Eat You

Author: Andy Walter
05/22/2002 | Omaha Weekly Reader | Album Review
Gretta Cohn ushers in Cursive's portion of 8 Teeth to Eat You with a riviting cello sequence. The opening portion of “Excerpts From Various Notes Strewn Around the Bedroom of April Connolly Feb 24, 1997" fills in with each part gradually added to the mix before Tim Kasher starts in on vocals that rage throughout the song. Focal points fix on guitars for guidance on the haunting “Escape Artist." Split with Japan's Eastern Youth, 8 Teeth to Eat You compiles 4 songs from each band in an attempt to help distribute each band's music to its overseas counterpart. Though split, the album moves seamlessly with the only major barrier being language. Eastern Youth's Hisashi Yoshino's vocal depth overcomes the language obstacle, and carries the album out in high fashion. Both Cursive and Eastern Youth will be touring together to support the album. Omaha will receive its visit from the bands at Sokol Underground June 24.