Just after their debut full-length album was released in 2008, Little Teeth faced the biggest challenge of their career, they broke up. Two of the three founding members who had screamed and panted, cooed, cried, pissed and bled into "Child Bearing Man" decided to leave the band. Dannie Murrie was left in the devastating wake of her life's dream falling apart, into her hands, onto a record that would collect dust on the Absolutely Kosher warehouse shelves.
I couldn't let this happen.
Child Bearing Man had seen me, had dug deep claws into my bones, dragged hot liquids from my body, ripped me open to stand naked in front of myself, first in horror, then in peace. It helped me confront my most uncomfortable demons and turn them into something beautiful, as the album had done, as the album had taught me. I couldn't let it sit on the shelves. I couldn't let it not give the same amazing gift to people who needed it as much as I did. But I had played a prominent role in Little Teeth's break up (the emotional pillage that resulted from aiding and abating my favorite band's break up is a story best told through music), when Dannie asked me to help her start over, I told her that I couldn't. She told me that the reason why I couldn't was the exact reason why I HAD to.
So together we started again, we wrote the songs that told the story of the city burning down, the ashes that smoldered and blinded, the wind that blew and confused, the river that washed it clean and left in its wake a fertile ground from which we could grow - the story of Little Teeth. This story is the album that we are now prepared to record.
We have spent the last two years writing songs, touring, fighting, crying, crying while fighting through songs performed in front of people who expected us to be a different band when we showed up.
It has been quite a difficult trial. But to an amazing end.
It has forced the very hardest to find, hardest to reach, most guarded truths out of us. Through this honesty, extreme determination, love of each other and love of the project, we have finally found out how to be this band (and found a young straight boy to help us do it)!
We couldn't be happier with where we are now and we couldn't be where we are now without the people who have helped us along the way - everyone who told us that we weren't terrible (especially in the beginning when we really were), everyone who told us they could see where we were going (even when we didn't know), everyone who when we finally figured it out told us "finally, you figured it out!"
Playing these songs is only half the battle, the real struggle is watching and listening and understanding. Without a witness we are just banging pots and screaming out, with an audience we have the opportunity to create art. You have given us this opportunity. THANK YOU!!
Now we are ready to record this album that has challenged us so much. We've invested every dollar we have turning our bedroom into a fully-functioning home studio. Though, even with our bank accounts emptied, our credit cards maxed out, and Absolutely Kosher's incredible faith and support (they rule!), one large expense still stands between us and our sophomore release. So we are asking you to help us raise $3,500 so we can buy a new computer, one that can process the kind of production this album requires. Just like playing a show, booking a tour, or creating a community, we can't do this alone, we need your help!
Thank you so much!
Sofia Murrie Bell
P.S. to your right you will see a list of rewards, i.e. gifts of gratitude. We know some of them are pretty wacky, since we are pretty wacky, but if you would like a less (or more) wacky gift, please let us know and we would be happy to help you get the right gift for you! THANK YOU!
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