Canadian dream-pop band Dizzy are very pleased to announce details of their debut album, Baby Teeth. The record will be released 17 August 2018 on Communion Music via Inertia Music.
The fast-rising young four-piece feature three brothers Alex (guitar), Mackenzie (bass), and Charlie(drums) Spencer, with Charlie’s close friend since 9th grade math class, Katie Munshaw on vocals. The band worked on the record with Grammy nominated producer Damian Taylor (Bjork, Braids,Arcade Fire) at Golden Ratio Studios in Montreal.
Dizzy’s singer and lyricist Katie Munshaw describes ‘Joshua’ as “a goodbye to someone who left my life unexpectedly.” Director Ryan Faist was inspired by the scent of a young love to relay the feeling of visceral heartache evident in the track: “There’s this perfume that someone used to wear when I was 12 or 13, and I still associate that scent to a feeling I can’t describe. I only come across this scent once every few years, if I’m lucky. I finally found it and we sprayed it all over the room for this video. It sounds dumb, but it makes me feel something. The scent and the song together.”
In the suburbs, life moves at a slower pace; routine is valued and gossip fuels the local news. Dizzy are a band from Oshawa, Ontario who make music to combat the anxieties of this provincial ennui. Like most small-town millennials, the members went to high school basement parties, fell in love, and felt insecure. Unlike most of their peers, though, Dizzy ditched the routine high school to college to 9 to 5 trajectory to create story-songs out of their coming of age.
An eloquent lyricist who grew up inspired by music ranging from alternative (Alvvays, Bright Eyes) to the storytelling qualities of country pop (Taylor Swift, Dixie Chicks), Katie explains Baby Teeth is“mostly about my late teen years and the time since. Making music always stemmed from my being overly sensitive about everything. When you’re that close to so many people, you’re bound to meet the characters that screw you up enough to start writing about them. Oshawa introduced me to friendship and heartache and change while keeping me bored enough to sit at home and write about it.”
For the Spencer brothers, making music seemed fated—thanks in large part to parents who put instruments in their hands as far back as they can remember. “They always encouraged us to learn the way we wanted to, whether that was by taking lessons or just learning songs we liked by listening to them,” Charlie recalls. Suburban boredom was another driving force behind their interest in music, and once they found a kindred spirit in Katie, the band began to take shape.
On Baby Teeth, Munshaw uses the lessons she’s learned from her coming of age to remind us that“sometimes all you can do is flip onto your back, catch your breath, and float for a bit.” An auspicious and fully realised debut, Baby Teeth marks the exciting arrival of a bright young Canadian band whose career is just beginning.
Baby Teeth by Dizzy is out August 17 on Communion Music via Inertia Music.