Tooth and the Enamels
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Tooth and the Enamels

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"Country Slashers, Vox Palma, and Tooth and the Enamels"

"Tooth and the Enamels sound so authentically like the California punk of the '80s that were I to throw together a playlist that had "Brush Your Teeth" and "Eat Out Your Brains" slipped in-between music from Dead Kennedys, Youth Brigade, and Circle Jerks, only the most educated punk rock historian would be able to pick Tooth and the Enamels out as being not of that era. Their music is brash, adolescent, and inspired by zombie films and hygiene (or lack thereof). Front man Tooth (a.k.a. Paul Kemp) has got a crooked jaw and is missing his front teeth; guitarist Josh Gingivitis has got a gold grill. If all of that isn't enough to at least perk your interest, they've got a song called "Guys with Girl Hair" that targets the emo fanboys and their asymmetrical hairdos. This song comes complete with a goofy little hair flip dance by Tooth.
These guys act, both onstage and off, like they're piss drunk and happy to be standing up straight. I half expect them to defecate on the stage and roll around in the muck. They don't, but I wouldn't be shocked if they did. It's unpredictable, it's nonsensical, and it's fantastic!" -

"The White Stuff"

" In case the name didn’t give it away, Tooth and the Enamels is not a deep band. They are themed around the singer’s famously busted grill, which was the result of a confrontation with a childhood bully that earned Tooth (aka Paul Kemp) a broken maxilla – sweet! He and the rest of the group – Josh Gingivitis (Josh Black, guitar), Ronny Root Canal (Ronny Vatalaro, bass) and Rob “Chuck” Cavity (Rob Reider, drums) – revel in the sort of snickering, juvenile absurdism that bands like the Queers have kept evergreen. With manifestly daft concepts – many of them, um, dental – their songs are the fruits of being drunk or stoned and are delivered in the sort of full-tilt, old-school punk that’s been blaring from half-pipes for more than a quarter-century.

Like any self-respecting punk band, they have a history pocked with appropriately retarded acts. “At the beginning, I sang about explicit stuff, kinda raunchy like G.G. Allin,” recounts Tooth. “I’ve eaten my own vomit onstage eight times at least.” Now, however, they’re beginning to rely less on antics and more on chops. With a chuckling candor, Josh Gingivitis admits, “We didn’t have any good songs back then, so we kinda relied more on stunts.”
No need to panic, punks, Tooth and the Enamels still have monkey business on the mind. If you’ve seen dudes prowling downtown in white unitards bearing more than passing resemblances to the sperm in Woody Allen’s Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, then you’ve seen them. Expect more of the same at their release party this weekend.

Children of the DIY ethic to the core, the seven-track, 7-inch record titled Oral Decline is the inaugural release for their bassist’s new label, Cancer Claw Records. Josh Gingivitis does all their cartoonish art, though Tooth, capitalizing on a moment of drunken weakness by his guitarist, bought the rights to the illustrated representation of his likeness for a mere $20.

From a title that goofily pokes at another local punk band (Moral Decline, maybe?) to songs about oral hygiene, the mischief is plentiful even though it comes mostly in one-minute blasts. And their skate-punk sound is no mistake; Tooth has enjoyed a reasonably notable skating career. He was even written up in Thrasher magazine – OK, so it was for being shot in the back with a pellet gun at a competition in Colorado and then enduring failed attempts at camp surgery with a pocketknife. But he was on a national tour, skating for Jacksonville’s Kona Skate Park team. Still, Thrasher, man. Freaking Thrasher!

Though they’re celebrating the release of Oral Decline, they’re already working on their next record, a slew of songs based on horror movies. Nice to see them graduate to, y’know, deeper stuff." - The Orlando Weekly


-'Taste Our Paste'- released 2006
-'Oral Decline'- released Sept. 2007
-"Closet Whore" released on the Florida's Dying Records 'Another Boat has Landed' compilation
-"I Wanna Skate" released on the Feeder Fish Records 'Fish Stix' compilation
-'Tooth and the Enamels vs. The Army of Darkness'- released Dec. 2008



First there was food, Then there was Rock. Within the Rock there became a fungus growing unto its' own: Tooth and the Enamels. A most speedy and intense rush of naturally produced endorphines one's cerebral complex can attain. Their blistering sound and stage performances have sharpened over 3 years of shows across the East Coast, all booked and promoted DIY, destroying all conventions of what rock n' rollin is all about with Fierce Guitars Provided by Sammy Saliva, Booming Bass Lines Expelled by Jeff Bad Breath, Thundering Machine Gun Drums by Rob "Chuck" Cavity, and Snot Snarling Vocals by Tooth of Manchild (Thrasher, Juice Magazine). With the prowess of tigers and props such as Dildos they have cut along the flesh eating line of the pop song underworld playing with numerous bands (such as The Misfits, Gang Green, the Queers, the Worst, Monotonix, Melt Banana, Jucifer, Lucky Stiffs, Witch Hunt, Whole Wheat Bread, Harbour 81, Ben Prestage and more) to crowds of yelling drunken maniacs ready to take it to the next logical progression. If you wanna drink, get fucked up and Rock your Face to Fucking Punk Rock - call us! Tooth and The Enamels. "Taste our Paste" and "Oral Decline" out now on our drummer's own Cancer Claw Records! Tooth and the Enamels vs. The Army of Darkness out for free download! new album coming soon