Fur Cups For Teeth

Fur Cups For Teeth

 Los Angeles, California, USA
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New/no wave electro-punk pop -- as if ESG, East Village Madonna, and Yoko Ono formed a jug band. FCFT dance like the Supremes, swap instruments like Bikini Kill, jump genres like Ween.

Biography

Fur Cups For Teeth began as a tea party in Brooklyn in 2002. A kettle clattered to the floor and Nicole, Jeannie and Keach heard the future of music. Soon, guitar, bass, keyboards, and drum machine joined their arsenal of tiny instruments -- Speak N Spell and Simon Says, kazoo and accordion, washboard and vacuum cleaner.

The result was new/no wave electro-punk pop -- as if ESG, East Village Madonna and Yoko Ono got together and formed a jug band. FCFT dance like the Supremes, swap instruments like Bikini Kill, jump genres like Ween.

Equal parts animal, plant, and machine, FCFT shows combine vaudeville, pep rally, and dog show for evenings that stain clothes and blow minds. From downtown haunts like the Mercury Lounge, Knitting Factory and Pianos to Warholian loft parties in Bushwick and Long Island City, FCFT has shared bills with the likes of Tracy and the Plastics, The Apes, No Things (ex-Liars), Au Revoir Simone, Boy Skout, Triple Creme and The Gossip.

FCFT's EP, "Allergic 2 Fur," produced by Hillary Johnson, was named one of Philadelphia City Paper's Best CDs of 2004, and made the annual Village Voice Pazz and Jop "Best Albums" list of 2004. "Allergic 2 Fur" is available now at www.furcupsforteeth.com and through Heartcore Records at www.heartcorerecords.net.

FCFT's LP, "Fun Luck You Keep," recorded by Chris Coady (whose other work includes Yeah Yeah Yeahs, !!!, TV on the Radio, and Cat Power) is due out in the fall.

Lyrics

Mystery Train

Written By: Fur Cups For Teeth

Darlin' darlin', your love is like a mystery train
Wherever it goes it goes and ain't never coming back/
One for the government
Two for the telephone
Three for the people in the way
Four for the things I hear them say/
They say One You'd better marry well
Two Or go work for the Man
Three I don't know what they want from me
I was just hoping to get lucky/
We're bad, you know it, we're here, to show it
And what you see is what you get and you ain't seen nothing yet/
We're bad, you know it, we're here, to show
FCFT is what you get and you ain't seen nothing yet/
Darling, come take a step for your betterment
You're holed up in the house, a solitary piece of sediment/
Walk with me to the kareoke bar
We're be turnin' heads distorted like a bass drum in a car/
Like Boom boom, that's the way we like to do it
Just some misdirected indie rockin' girls who think you blew it
When you said, Hey you girls can't do that,
What's that? I think you know.

Discography

"Fun Luck You Keep," LP, is due out in the fall.

"Allergic 2 Fur," EP, 2003. Recorded by Hillary Johnson (ex-Crowns on 45).

Single "Mystery Train" appeared on "New York Noise" compilation LP, 2004, with Tall Boys, Dirty on Purpose and Boy Skout. It was also selected to appear on ROCKGRL Magazine's 2005 compilation with Triple Creme, Paradigm and others.

Singles "Mystery Train," "Boxed Lunch," "$100 Haircut" and "Happy For, Proud Of" appeared on the charts of over 300 college radio stations between October 2004 and January 2005. The album was #1 on 90.1 KZSU FM in October 2004 and featured on Resonancefm's "Life and Living" show.

Set List

Typical set: 13 songs, 30-40 minutes.
Songs: Buffalo, Teflon, Salaries, Look Higher, ICU, Midwest, Techno, 99, Art/Leisure, Magnetic Love Song, Edie Idol, Electronic Dragnet, Dance Dance Revolution, Ce Soir, Working, Smile, English Kills, Dawn, In Dreams, Society, Boxed Lunch, $100 Haircut, Going to Bars, Mystery Train, Happy For, Proud Of, Bust a Move, Christmas Presence.

Shows are themed, and covers are picked to go with the theme. They have included everything from the Rolling Stones' "Mother's Little Helper" to Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" to Yoko Ono's "Kiss Kiss Kiss."

Some covers we find ourselves returning to often are "Barracuda" (Heart) and "Burnin' Up" (Madonna via Mike Watt).