SHARP TEETH: Self-titled: CD

These songs are dark, slow to mid-tempo haunts delivered from front women/guitarist Erica Krumm’s deadpan vocals. This three-piece from Minneapolis may take a minimalist approach on this album, but they manage to clamor the far edges of grunge distortion within a moody soundscape. I’d place this CD amid the vocal styling of Liz Phair circa 1993 and musical deliverance of a tempered Slant 6 song, minus any riot grrrl connotations that that comparison may invoke. All the songs here are cut from the same cloth without any standing out from the rest of the album. This is an interesting full length from Sharp Teeth, but I hope their next release will pack a little more punch. –N.L. Dewart

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