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Pianos Become the Teeth Give the Screaming a Rest on Their New Album, ‘Keep You’

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By Dan Ozzi

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Let’s get one thing out there, right off the bat: There is no screaming on "Repine," the song from Pianos Become The Teeth’s new album, Keep You. In fact, there’s no screaming on the album at all. It’s a bold move by the Baltimore band for their third full-length. Over the last eight years, Pianos have built up a dedicated following with their perfectly crafted earnest and desperately shouted screamo sound. But now, at the height of their career, they’ve made a bold shift in their DNA and have quieted things down. Perhaps they felt they’d exhausted their tenure as a screamo band. Perhaps they wanted to distinguish themselves from the similar-sounding peers they're often associated with, like La Dispute and Touché Amoré. Or maybe they just wanted to shake things up to see how far their fans would follow them. Whatever it is, Pianos seem intent on proving that a lack of screaming does not equate a lack of intensity. The album packs in the same emotional ferocity, but through a different delivery mechanism. It'll be interesting to see how people receive their new sound. Some will be open to it, but of course, there will be those who cling to the Pianos of old. Keep You is going to be the album that creates a dividing line in the band’s career. Will you follow them to the other side?

Keep You will be released by the Pianos Become The Teeth's new label, Epitaph Records, on October 28. Pre-order it here. Listen to "Repine" below...

And catch them on tour:

Sept 07 Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room
 
Sept 09 Newport, KY – The Southgate Revival-Sanctuary 
 
Sep 10 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
 
Sept 11 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe ad Old National Centre
 
Sept 12-14 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
 
Sept 15 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
 
Sept 19-21 Denver, CO – Riot Fest
 
Nov 28 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
 
Nov 29 Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
 
Nov 30 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre 
 
Dec 02 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
 
Dec 03 Austin, TX – Emo's East
 
Dec 04 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
 
Dec 06 Memphis, TX – New Daisy Theatre
 
Dec 07 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
 
Dec 09 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
 
Dec 10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
 
Dec 12 Charlotte, NC – Amos' Southend
 
Dec 13 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
 
Dec 14 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
 
Sept 07 with Circa Survive
 
Sept 09 Pianos only
 
Sept 10 with Daybringer
 
Sept 11 with Circa Survive
 
Sept 15 with La Dispute, The Menzingers, Plague Vendor
 
Nov 28 – Dec 14 with Circa Survive and Title Fight

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