VIDEO: Last Good Tooth’s “Our Little Machine”

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The last time you heard from Last Good Tooth on my site was a little over half a year ago and it’s time to catch you up with things.

1) For one, their album And All Things On The Scales is out now.
2) They’ve made a video for one of the songs, have a look and listen to “Our Little Machine”

3) The band are going on tour beginning this Saturday in Nashville and will be exploring the rest of the U.S. throughout April, check out the coordinates:

April 2… Nashville, TN (Exit Inn)
April 3… Asheville, NC (Orange Peel)
April 5… Indianapolis, IN (The Hi-Fi)
April 6… Cleveland, OH (Beachland Ballroom)
April 7… Milwaukee, WI (Turner Hall)
April 8… Chicago, IL (House Of Blues)
April 9… Minneapolis, MN (First Ave)
April 10… Louisville, KY (The New Vintage)
April 12… St. Louis, MO (Old Rock House)
April 13… Lawrence, KS (Granada)
April 15… Denver, CO (Bluebird)
April 16… Aspen, CO (Belly Up Aspen)
April 17… Salt Lake City, UT (The State Room)
April 20… Solana Beach, CA (Belly Up Solana)
April 21… Los Angeles, CA (Teragram Ballroom)
April 22… Oakland, CA (New Parish)
April 23… San Francisco, CA (Independent)
April 24… Santa Cruz, CA (Kuumbwa Jazz Center)
April 27… Grass Valley, CA (Center For The Arts)
April 28… Portland, OR (Star Theater)
April 29… Seattle, WA (Crocodile)
April 30… Vancouver, BC (Imperial)

REVIEW: Last Good Tooth’s “Not Without Work And Rest”

Last Good Tooth photo LastGoodTooth_cover_zps481d077e.jpg Down home folk music is what Last Good Tooth play, and demonstrate on Not Without Work And Rest (Team Love). Many of the songs here do not sound like they were recorded in a proper recording studio, the opening track (“Look What I Made”) sounds like it was recorded in a classroom or doctor’s office while the open feel of “What’s What I Do” sounds like it was recorded at a park with a group of friends clapping at the appropriate moments. “Could You Read” sounds like the microphones were located down the hall, capturing the music coming through along with the ambience bouncing off the walls. It’s music that sounds of-the-moment, almost live without retakes or rehearsals, a few audible flaws here and there, but this is what you get when you make down home music. It’s not meant to be shiny, but pure and delightful, as if you just came out of the back room washing machine and wanted to sit and sing along to what’s being heard. Some of the tracks are country flavored too, but everything sounds rooted elsewhere, as if these styles of playing and singing decided to find a new home and found comfort there. Let your feet feel the Earth.

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