Communion / Royal Mountain Records –
August 17th

Does environment affect creative output? For Dizzy, who’ve described their hometown of Oshawa, Ontario as “quiet and secluded”, it certainly seems so. Baby Teeth sounds like it was made for drifting down deserted suburban streets in that weird half-light before dawn, full of yearning. It could easily be an indie movie soundtrack about going back home from the big city, quarter-life crisis in tow and emotions complemented by the fragmented xx-esque guitar lines of the likes of ‘Calico’ and ‘Pirouette’. “I never quite loved the taste of sadness, but we learned to love it in time,” sings Katie Munshaw on ‘In Time’, relenting to the mood, while ‘Joshua’ has the four-piece bringing subtle hooks to their beautiful despair. Cinematic, crisp and cool, Dizzy’s debut is the perfect summer bummer.

Photo by Leeor Wild.

Buy: Dizzy – Baby Teeth

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