Erin Wolf

The Scarring Party Loses Teeth, Adds New Album

By - Aug 13th, 2010 12:01 am
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The adjectives are where local quartet Scarring Party really start to roll their eyes over, for how many times can a band be labeled as ‘creepy’, ‘ominous’, ‘doom-tastic’ and ‘spooky’? Well, ‘doom-tastic’ might be more infrequent, but for the most part, the Scarring Party has gotten used to/has to get used to being grouped in with the weird for their sheer subject matter, based on the grim and the gory; a musical Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, to say the least.

The band’s latest album, Losing Teeth, was recorded in part by Kevin Dixon [Brief Candles] and Howl Street’s Shane Hochstetler, recruiting the musical expertise of local musicians such as the Trusty Knife’s Zachary Pieper and the Celebrated Workingman. Befitting, then, that those two contributors’ bands should open for the doom-tastic quartet’s album release show. Full of fairytale-esque imagery, fanciful musings and menacing plotlines, the Scarring Party’s latest release is lushly orchestrated and quirkily executed. Vocalist Dan Bullock’s trademark vocals are as magpied as ever and his band mates follow suit, musical pied pipers with their banjos, oddball percussion and tuba huffings.

Catch the band in all their ominous glory for their official album release show at the Turner Hall Ballroom tonight, Friday, August 13th at 7:30 p.m. for an all-ages show with the Trusty Knife and the Celebrated Workingman.

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