While riot grrl movement is primarily associated with the 90s, its influence is still very much palpable today. Case in point – Teeth Are Not Bones, latest release from Boston quartet Leopard Print Taser. Anyone that grew up on a diet of Huggy Bear, Babes in Toyland, Hole et al will get a massive kick out of this little EP.
While they call their own genre “dream punk”, Leopard Print Taser is clearly more on the punk side of things – while TANB does have some slower moments they mostly serve as a reminder that there’s plenty of thrashing and smashing ahead. On top of that there’s Leila Bower’s vocals that alternate between manic yelps and throaty/raspy howl – part Karen O, part Courtney Love. The overall effect is very much a metaphorical kick in the teeth, just as EP title promised.
Initially released as a tape, TANB is now getting a vinyl treatment from Tor Johnson Records and we’re premiering a remastered/remixed version of the EP:
LPT is kicking off its American/Canadian tour this November with stops in Providence, NYC, Chicago, Montreal and more:
Nov 1-Providence, RI @ Psychic Readings
Nov 2-NYC, NY @ The Footlight
Nov 3-Philadelphia, PA @ Pharmacy
Nov 4-Baltimore, MD @ Joe Squared
Nov 5-Richmond, VA @ Cary St. Cafe
NOV 7-Pittsburgh @ Rock Room
Nov 8-Columbus, OH @ Bourbon Street
Nov 9-Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club
Nov 10-Chicago, IL @ Margaritaville
Nov 11-Detroit, MI @ New Dodge Tavern
Nov 13-Toronto, ON @ Duffy’s
Nov 15-Ottawa, ON @ TBA
Nov 16-Montreal, QC @ Brasserie Beaubien
Nov 17-Holyoke, MA @ Dracula
Last, but not least – here’s our own Celebutant (aka Mario Epstein) sounding off on LPT / TANB as part of his Tunesday series.