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Sharptooth is an American hardcore punk[2] band from Baltimore, Maryland. The ensemble has released an EP called Chompers and a studio album entitled Clever Girl.[3]

Sharptooth
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Sharptooth performing in 2018 at Warped Tour
Background information
OriginBaltimore, Maryland, United States
GenresHardcore punk
Years active2014 (2014)–present[1]
LabelsPure Noise Records
Members
  • Lauren Kashan
  • Keith Higgins
  • Lance Donati
  • Phil Rasinski
  • Conor Mac

Contents

HistoryEdit

In May[4] 2017, Sharptooth signed to Pure Noise Records.[5][6] The label features other bands such as Knocked Loose, Senses Fail, and Less Than Jake.[7]

In early 2018, the ensemble toured with Anti-Flag, Stray from the Path and The White Noise.[8] In May 2018, they then went on to tour with Senses Fail.[9] In mid-2018, the ensemble performed on every date of the last full US run of the Vans Warped Tour.[10] The quintet also opened for the first Cane Hill headlining tour in late 2018,[11] and supported As It Is in early 2019.[12][13][14]

In April 2019, the ensemble recorded their second studio album,[15][16][17][18][19] and travelled Europe with American rock bands Comeback Kid, No Turning Back and Jesus Piece.[20] Once their tour in the Eastern Hemisphere was complete, it was followed in May 2019 by four concerts in Canada with Boundaries, Sudden Waves, Harriers and Cold Shoulder all supporting Canadian metal group Obey the Brave.[21]

In September 2019, the quintet will return to Canada to perform along side Canadian punk rock bands Single Mothers and Cancer Bats.[22]

Critical receptionEdit

Vince Bellino of Decibel Magazine stated that the group has "earned a reputation up and down the east coast for their fierce political message and chaotic live shows".[3]

Metal Injection reviewed Clever Girl as "10/10" and referred to the album as "an explosive hardcore record that packs tons of aggressive blends of sound, and shows off lots of impressive techniques in the instrumental playing" as well as "an educational experience: for the things happening around us, the fears we’ve never had to experience, or the issues we may have not even been aware of". [23]

MembersEdit

 
Sharptooth performing at the Vans Warped Tour in 2018
  • Lauren Kashan - vocals
  • Keith Higgins - guitars
  • Lance Donati - guitars
  • Phil Rasinski - bass
  • Conor Mac - drums[24]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • Clever Girl (2017)[25]

EPsEdit

VideosEdit

  • "Clever Girl" (2017)[28]
  • "Fuck You Donald Trump" (2017)[3]
  • "No Sanctuary" (2018)[29]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Band Of The Week: Sharptooth". thenewfury.com. 13 May 2015. Archived from the original on 7 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  2. ^ PEMENTEL, MICHAEL. "Album Review: SHARPTOOTH Clever Girl". Metal Injection. Archived from the original on 2018-02-07. Retrieved 2018-02-06.
  3. ^ a b c "Track Premiere & Interview: Sharptooth - 'F*ck You Donald Trump' - Decibel Magazine". decibelmagazine.com. 27 September 2017. Archived from the original on 10 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Sharptooth - Real quick: One year ago today, we officially..." Facebook. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  5. ^ "Track Premiere & Interview: Sharptooth - 'F*ck You Donald Trump'". Decibel Magazine. 2018-12-17. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  6. ^ "Sharptooth sign with Pure Noise Records and other news you might have missed today - Alternative Press". Altpress.com. 2017-09-07. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  7. ^ "Bands : Pure Noise Records". Purenoise.net. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  8. ^ "Anti-Flag prep LP, touring w/ Stray From the Path, The White Noise, Sharptooth". BrooklynVegan. Archived from the original on 5 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Senses Fail, Sharptooth & Lil Lotus Announce Spring Tour". Theprp.com. 6 March 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  10. ^ "See full Warped Tour lineup for final cross country run - Alternative Press". Altpress.com. 2018-03-01. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  11. ^ "Cane Hill, Sharptooth & Afterlife Tour Announced". Theprp.com. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  12. ^ "As It Is to Kick Off The Great Depression Tour Next Month — The Prelude Press". Thepreludepress.com. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  13. ^ "As It Is announce act two of the 'Great Depression' tour". Altpress.com. 2018-10-24. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  14. ^ "As It Is: the Great Depression Tour 2019 W/ Sharptooth, Point North, H at Middle East Downstairs on Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:00 PM EST — Live Nation". Livenation.com. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  15. ^ LaPlante, Brad (13 April 2019). "Sharptooth's new album is done".
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  20. ^ "COMEBACK KID - European Tour 2019". Nuclear Blast. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  21. ^ "Sharptooth". www.facebook.com.
  22. ^ "Sharptooth". www.facebook.com.
  23. ^ "Album Review: SHARPTOOTH Clever Girl". Metal Injection. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  24. ^ Published on Thursday, 14 September, 2017 - 07:34 (2017-09-14). "Sharptooth Join Pure Noise | FrontView Magazine". Frontview-magazine.be. Retrieved 2018-02-10.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  25. ^ "Baltimore Hardcore Band SHARPTOOTH Debut New Song". lambgoat.com. Archived from the original on 7 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  26. ^ "Chompers EP | Sharptooth". Sharptoothmd.bandcamp.com. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  27. ^ "Sharptooth - Chompers EP (File, MP3, EP)". Discogs. 2015-08-27. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  28. ^ "Sharptooth sign with Pure Noise Records and other news you might have missed today - News - Alternative Press". Alternative Press. Archived from the original on 7 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  29. ^ "Sharptooth "No Sanctuary" Official Music Video". YouTube. 2018-05-28. Retrieved 2018-12-21.