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Teith : Humboldt Park

Teith’s debut album Humboldt Park is something of a double-edged sword, in that no matter how much it leaves you wanting more – and it’s quite likely that it will – you already know that won’t happen: the Chicago quartet actually split back in 2010, meaning that aside from their 2010 three-track Oak City EP the five tracks here are all you’re ever gonna get. Still, the light that burns twice as bright burns half as long and as legacies go this is pretty impressive. Featuring Pelican’s Trevor De Brauw, whose Migration Media imprint will release the LP on January 29, the group have pulled off a feat few instrumental heavy rock bands – Slint, Mogwai, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Pelican (natch) – manage: they’ve made an interesting and unpredictable record that blends melodic shoegaze guitars, lumbering bass, industrial synths and electronic noise into a dark but delirious concoction that invites comparisons with the likes of Swans and Nine Inch Nails. “Table Of Tourettes” is below, and you can hear some other tracks from the album – as well as a new solo number – at De Brauw’s Soundcloud page.

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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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