SUNDAY CLASSIC GTC, VIDEO: Cedar Teeth – “Winter” [ Farewell to Green Mountain, EP ]
Cedar Teeth – Farewell to Green Mountain is available at Bandcamp.
by Walter Price
Portland-area roots-rock outfit Cedar Teeth has self-released [June 6, 2017] a stunning six-track EP, Farewell to Green Mountain. A well-balanced collection blending folk, bluegrass, and modern era alternative. The beauty here is the layers as the meat and potatoes could just be vocalist Dylan Martell inviting delivery. A great storyteller in which you pray the tales never end.
You’ll also find that Erin Corzine’s banjo playing is something to soak in. We’re in a time when using traditional instrumentation can seem a bit gimmicky, but not here. Cedar Teeth prosper in their authenticity. I have absolute confidence that parts of Cedar Teeth’s legitimacy come from their surroundings, the Cascade foothills. If you close your eyes, the band will take you there. Let them.
As extraordinary as the EP itself is, the Chiara Ambrosio created video for the single “Winter”. An obvious time-consuming animation (and a bit live action) that I interpret as a tale of time passing and the hope for what cannot be changed. Love, life, and loss.
Snow is gonna feed ya
Rain will relieve you now
When I meet you
Who else would warm you now
Inevitability can be daunting, or, as I like to translate here, inspiring.
[ original pub date: 6. July 2017 ]
Winter (video/single) + Farewell to Green Mountain (EP)
Band photo: at Star Theater, November 11, 2016. (David Greenwald)
FILM: Director/Animator: Chiara Ambrosio
All tracks produced by Larry Crane at Jackpot! Recording Studio
Except: Winter, produced by Billy Oskay at Big Red Studios
Dylan Martell – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Rayson Gordon – Bass
Luke Precourt – Electric Guitar, Keys
Keegan Leonberg – Drums, Vocals
Erin Corzine – Keys, Banjo, Percussion, Vocals
“Band Interests: Harpooning plastic whales in the bathtub, Climbing really tall trees, Collecting esoteric news clippings from the colonial era, Playing music and drinking Oregon craft beers, Band Hide and Seek in the woods outside the practice shed…”