Grapetooth's self-titled debut album arrives 11/9, watch video for new track “Red Wine” now!
Grapetooth's self-titled debut album arrives 11/9, watch video for new track “Red Wine” now!
Posted 09/13/2018
It's the news you've been waiting for!! Grapetooth announced their first album and it's a DOOZY. Already fallen in love with "Trouble" and "Violent" ?? DUH! Well now it's time to wash it with the soothing sounds of “Red Wine”. All three tracks are taken from the band's debut record, which lands November 9. Pre-order your EARLY BIRD copy right now before it sells out. Snag some crazy dope merch while you're at it.

Concocting a freshly strange blend of synth pop and damaged folk music, Grapetooth is the Chicago duo of Chris Bailoni and Clay Frankel. Capturing a feeling somewhere between the doomy disco of 80’s new wave and the woozy laments of artists like Arthur Russell and Jeff Cowell, Grapetooth contains songs about death and love and the movie “Badlands” and more than a few songs about wine. The two don’t remember clearly how they met, but Frankel, home from tour with garage rock outfit Twin Peaks, began dropping in at Bailoni’s residence in the winter of 2015. The two began writing spontaneous songs in Bailoni's synth laden bedroom studio, which had long stood as the base of operations for his own wonderfully weird solo and producer work as Home-Sick. By 2016 the two friends were sharing an apartment, along with a growing fondness for red wine, bad weather, and the music of Yukihiro Takahashi. Though still without a name or any intention to release their music, as roommates the two collaborated more and more often, at all hours of the day and night. Today, the band shares the video for their third single “Red Wine” –

“This video worked out the same way our first two did - we always wait ‘til it gets dark then go out with a camera, some weird lights, and a couple outfits and see what happens. This time we got a convertible and drove around the city. We come up with ideas on the spot when we’re shooting - less planning works in our favor - we're super happy with it. Jackson [James] did an amazing job!”

If you are lucky enough to live in either New York or Chicago you’ll get the chance to become a tooth in real life this fall. Tickets going very, very fast.

  • 09/28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
  • 11/11 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (In The Round) #
# w/ DEHD & Sports Boyfriend