Album Review: Wait For Love - Pianos Become The Teeth

Artist: Pianos Become The Teeth

Album: Wait For Love

Genre: Indie Post-Hardcore

Release date: Friday 16th February

Review by Tomina Vincent

Apart from sporting one of the most clever and beautiful band names of all time, Pianos Become The Teeth are also one of the most intriguing bands in the music world today. Their new record only solidifies their allure, and instantly became a strong contender for my top 10 releases of 2018.

The first thing that comes to mind is that this album cannot be spoken about or compared to other PBTT works – it has a very strong identity of its own. Wait For Love must have been a tremendous undertaking. There is a very strong production focus and the album sounds truly stunning. Every piece of music showcased here compliments the next, making for a very cohesive whole that can be simultaneously captivating to the point of distracting, and a quiet accompaniment to your day. This is a very emotionally charged record, with sombre and contemplative undertones that are not only pleasing to the ear, but pull heart strings in the most surprising ways. The compositions often remind me of artists like Dredg and represents a departure from the bands earlier work, traveling further from their heavier releases. Single 'Charisma' is the perfect track to represent Wait For Love as a whole – the songs are lush, sprawling and constantly evolving pieces of a puzzle, drawing new lines in the sand for this band and the possibilities of the genre.

Wait For Love is the embodiment of true artistic freedom and a moving representation of the universal language of music and its power. Pianos Become The Teeth have created an honest and enchanting body of work I urge everyone to check out.

10 out of 10

Wait For Love is available February 16th via Epitaph.

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