Review- “Enjoy Your Lifestyle”- Hands & Teeth

reviewed by Michael

Just when you thought there were plenty of experimental indie-rock bands based out of Toronto, there’s Hands & Teeth. And they’re worth listening to.

As the name “experimental” would imply, they don’t have a uniform sound from start to finish. That’s ultimately what makes them such a refreshing band to listen to.

The band generally gravitates towards longer songs, in the four-and-a-half to five minute range, which allows them to pull off a lot more experimenting. While I’m normally not a fan of drawn-out songs, I was interested enough to continue listening and not take a break.

The first song, however, is a shorter burst of energy which I loved. It’s called “Race to the End” and is really fun and upbeat. It also has a really memorable lyric, which says “I know it’s killing me and my family tree/But I’m so careless.”

The next four songs on the EP get longer and more experimental. The following song “Rainbows and Unicorns” actually starts with some rather sinister-sounding chords before the song warms up a little bit.

What I really have to mention is the song “Until the Night.” I could listen to this song on repeat for hours. It starts out with the sound of a film projector and then has some really fantastic vocal harmonies. The instruments are all warm and sunny and beautiful. Cannot get enough of this one.

The band will also appear in episode 1 of From Far and Wide, the show previously reported a few weeks ago. You can watch them perform a song for the show here.

Top Tracks: “Race to the End”; “Until the Night”

Rating: Proud Hoot (Really Good)

Check out two videos from their Southern Souls session below:

2 comments

  1. […] “What I really have to mention is the song “Until the Night.” I could listen to this song on repeat for hours. It starts out with the sound of a film projector and then has some really fantastic vocal harmonies. The instruments are all warm and sunny and beautiful. Cannot get enough of this one.” Proud Hoot (Really Good) – Grey Owl Point (Michael) […]

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