Sharks’ Teeth, “She Teaches Art”

Justin Hernandez

Sharks’ Teeth, the synth heavy quartet out of New Orleans, have debuted the second single from their 17th studio album It Transfers & Grows, which was recorded in their New Orleans home studio and made using organic samples and their personal electronic equipment. The song is entitled “She Teaches Art” and it is an exuberant digital creation that propels itself along with such joyful force, it can’t help but elicit feet to start moving and heads to start bobbing. While the crystalline synths and crashing metallic percussion would sound at home both on some sweaty, summer dance floor or as the fully realized soundtrack to a classic 8-bit side scroller, the lyrics themselves are an intimate look at the human condition and social interaction.

“The verses…drift between memories of friends I’ve had that left long lasting emotional effects. The kind of people who you only knew for a short period, but think of often. The only commonality between them all was that they were all going through some sort of existential crisis,” explains Sharks’ Teeth’s Tyler Scurlock. These brief moments of interaction are memorialized beautifully in the song’s impeccably orchestrated moments of electric bliss that harken back to the finest pop of New Wave acts such as Duran Duran, the Psychedelic Furs, or Depeche mode while still managing to sound fresh thanks to the band’s underlying indie and post-punk sensibilities.

“She Teaches Art” is the first track off of Sharks’ Teeth 17th studio album It Transfers & Grows which was recorded in their New Orleans home studio and made using organic samples and their personal electronic equipment. It Transfers & Grows will be released September 2 and is available for pre-order now on 12” vinyl via Gigantic Noise and on cassette via Community Records.

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