Slow Teeth Reveal “Still You Speak”; Hit the Road with Easter Island in May

For the uninitiated, “Still You Speak” is a great introduction to Slow Teeth’s sound – cinematic and dynamic music made by three sets of hands and feet transfigured into a symphony of sound, with deeply introspective lyrics about familial relationships, disillusionment with our crumbling institutions, and the relentless passage of time in a world seemingly upside down.

Listen in here:

It’s not all bleak – other songs lean heavily into the band’s extensive and varied musical influences and favorite sci-fi novels and films, searching for a spark to light the way forward. Slow Teeth is at its core three people making music they wish existed, using the catharsis of live performance as the engine for creating songs and soundscapes whose reach exceeds their grasp. Recommended for those who like Radiohead/The Smile, Sigur Ros, Pink Floyd, Volcano Choir, Midlake, The Verve, and so much more.

Justin Ellis (vocals/ bass/ keys) shares of the release:

“Still You Speak” was one of the very first songs we put together when we started jamming in June 2021.  In those days we just recorded everything we improvised, then would listen back a few days later and keep any bits that spoke to us to turn into songs. The arpeggiated bass line and the mournful bowed guitar line that mimics the verse vocal melody quickly gave us something to latch on to.  Lyrically, it’s about setting and maintaining boundaries with someone who is giving unsolicited advice, or perhaps talking down to you despite having NO idea what they’re talking about. Though “Still You Speak” is about a specific heated conversation I had with a close relative one Christmas, I think the song is relatable to anyone who’s had a difficult conversation with a parent or sibling or uncle or friend or boss or whatever.  It’s about having to start an argument where the disagreement doesn’t trump the fundamental love or respect you have for each other – which makes the conversation even harder because you’re laying things out in a way that you maybe can’t backtrack from. This song is about taking that leap.”

Slow Teeth, composed of Robert Chamberlain, Justin Ellis, and Jeremy Haire, originates from the NC Triangle. They create original cinematic music that draws inspiration from renowned artists like Radiohead/The Smile, Pink Floyd, Sigur Rós, and others. The band made their debut in the live music scene in March 2022 and has since embarked on extensive tours throughout the East Coast. Slow Teeth has had the privilege of sharing stages with esteemed acts such as Xiu Xiu, Holy Fawn, Camp St. Helene, and Merci. They have performed at notable venues and events including Berlin in NYC, Pie Shop in Washington DC, The Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro NC, The Pinhook in Durham NC, Asbury Park Yacht Club in Asbury Park NJ, as well as the North Carolina State Fair and the Carrboro Music Festival. In 2023, Slow Teeth has plans to release music produced by Sumner James Phillips (of Bombadil and David Wax Museum) and will continue touring.


Tuesday May 23rd – Baltimore MD – The Crown

Wednesday May 24th – New York City – Berlin Under A

Thursday May 25th – Washington DC – The Pocket

Friday May 26th – Asheville NC – Fleetwood’s

Slow Teeth Continues the Tour with the Following Dates:

Saturday May 27th – Greensboro NC – The Flatiron

Sunday May 28th – Durham NC – Rubies on Five Points

Saturday June 10 – Richmond VA – Hardywood Park Craft Brewery


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