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English Teeth

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
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Local music blogger Jen LeDuc in a post about her favorite Austin EP's of 2010. English Teeth have two EP's mentioned in this post which includes some of Austin's best bands. - Jen LeDuc

By Chad Swiatecki | Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 04:06 PM

A quick “Howdy, remember us?” following an attention-grabbing debut EP, “Two” is a nice sub-eight minutes reminder of what this Austin Brit-garage-pop outfit does so well. The first cut, “Dear Caesar,” starts out at top speed as a three-note keyboard lick bubbles underneath crunchy guitars and singer Kevin Hoetger yelps about “bending silly notes,” “swinging for fences” and other stuff that doesn’t necessarily hold together as narrative but sounds great live when you’re bouncing along and trying to not spill any Shiner.

“Roadrunner,” though, is a different case. To these ears it evokes Fountains of Wayne’s “Radiation Vibe” at three-quarters speed, with plenty of heartache piled on top. At least that’s what one infers from all the talk of hitting the road, “moving along,” “cutting the cord” and Hoetger wanting to “feel like I did when you were new.” As breakup songs go, it sticks like humid penny candy, and taken with its partner track bodes well for what’s coming on the band’s third EP that’s set to drop next month. - Austin American Statesman

KUT Live is a compilation series featuring live performances from both local and touring bands who have played on-air in Studio 1A during the year. - KUT Radio - Austin Texas NPR Affiliate

Listen closely to the jukebox playing at the Ugly Beaver in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. "Right when our song ends, Journey comes on," chuckles Kevin Hoetger, leader of local mod squad English Teeth and corresponding publishing company Set the Control. It doesn't sound like much – a few barely audible seconds of honky-tonk – but it marked the beginning of a strong relationship with Gary Sanchez Productions, founded by funnyman Will Ferrell and former Saturday Night Live writer Adam McKay. With English Teeth keyboardist/producer Kyle Crusham, Hoetger has composed music as Set the Control for big-screen fare Step Brothers and The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, scored Comedy Central's new series Big Lake, and landed English Teeth's "Invasion" in current cineplex hijinks The Virginity Hit. "It all kind of falls under Set the Control; English Teeth happens to be the fun drunk part," admits Hoetger. The Britpop peddlers recently released a new single and storm the Beauty Bar on Oct. 1. - Austin Chronicle

Influence from across the pond also comes via quartet English Teeth, whose five-song debut says up front what these guys are mainlining: 1960s Brit R&B. Opener "Catastrophe" and follow-up "Invasion" bring out the Kinks, and "Cursed" repurposes the guitar riff from the Stones' "Can't You Hear Me Knocking." - Austin Chronicle

English Teeth will release their debut EP, English Teeth on Saturday, Jan. 23 at Stubb's indoors with The Ugly Beats and The Ripe.

English Teeth are a raucous British Invasion style rock band with plenty of energy and a fantastic live show. The EP -- rather shockingly -- manages to bottle the testosterone-driven rock nicely. There's some Rolling Stones, MC5, Strokes, and subtle homages to early American blues throughout the record's quick five song roster.

Come check them out at Stubb's and get your copy of the EP early, we have a feeling this one will sell out. - Austinist

English Teeth song Road Runner featured as FutureSounds "Song of the Day" - FutureSounds - Los Angeles

Teeth new EP and song posted on Austin Town Hall - Austin Town Hall Music Blog

English Teeth play live and singer Kevin Hoetger interviewed by TMM's David Brown. - KUT Radio - Austin Texas NPR Affiliate


Self Titled - January 6th 2010: 5 Songs
Two - Released Sept 3rd 2010: 2 Songs
III - Released December 19th 2010: 3 Songs
KUT Live Volume 9 Compilation: Released November 2010

English Teeth have been played on Jango Radio, Breakthrough Radio, WOXY radio, 101x (Austin), KUT (Austin), and KVRX/KOOP (Austin). Our song Invasion was selected as one of 4 finalists out of over 500 band submissions to be featured on a US-Air promotion that will play on all domestic US Air Flights in November and December of 2010.



Kevin Hoetger (lead vocals, guitar) played drums and sang in Chicago bands The Bon Mots, the Cells, and Woolworthy. Upon moving to Austin, Hoetger switched to guitar and fronted The Amazing Letdowns (support for Guided By Voices, The Shins, Sahara Hotnights, Velvet Revolver, etc.) before starting his current project, English Teeth. Hoetger is a singer/songwriter, guitarist and drummer who has written music featured in advertisements for Hallmark, XM Radio, and Green Mountain Energy. He has also sold compositions to film projects Talledega Nights, Step Brothers, Land of the Lost, The Goods, and The Virginity Hit. Hoetger and producer Kyle Crusham also scored the 2010 Comedy Central series Big Lake.

Kevin McKinney (guitar and vocals) veritable stalwart on Austin’s live music scene since fronting the legendary roots-rockers Soulhat, Kevin earned a loyal following across the country while touring with Blues Traveler and the Dave Matthews Band. This grassroots movement led to a deal with Sony/Epic in the 1990s. Kevin continues to play solo shows in Austin with his band the Smoke Machine.

David Mider (drums, backing vocals) has been a mainstay in the Austin music community for several years, starting with the band Javelin Boot. Since Javelin Boot disbanded Mider has played with a number of successful Austin bands, including The Fire Marshalls of Bethlehem, Daylight Titans, Diamond Smugglers, and the Dung Beatles.

Kyle Crusham is a multi-instrumentalist and producer who has played with The Real Heroes, Skyrocket, and many others. Kyle is an engineer at Austin studio Tequila Mockingbird, and has engineered records for countless Austin bands.

English Teeth are a rock band who at times channel the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion or Exile era Rolling Stones, while on more pop-infused material can sound like AC Newman or Apples In Stereo. English Teeth released three EP's in 2010. English Teeth were the only unsigned band featured on KUT Live Volume 9, a compilation record released by KUT and featuring such bands as The Gourds, Patty Griffin, Local Natives, Jimmy Vaughan, and Iron and Wine.

The TEETH have played The Continental Club, The Parish, The Mohawk, Stubb's BBQ, The Ghost Room, the ND, and many other venues. They have an ambitious goal of recording and releasing at least two records a year for the foreseeable future.

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