Every week, 88Nine brings you a fresh track from a Milwaukee artist. They send it to us. We post it here. You hear it before everyone else.
For today’s premiere, we’ve got a new one from Milwaukee indie-rockers Flat Teeth and their upcoming LP “Silent Seconds,” due Nov. 8. You can stream and read about “Fractions Thrown” below.
Flat Teeth debuted last fall with “Winter House,” an EP of emotional, melodic indie-rock built around singer/guitarist Nik Stoehr’s impassioned, Conor Oberst-worthy warble. On “Fractions Thrown,” the band casts Stoehr’s tumultuous voice against a lustrous shimmer, and pairs it with one of the group’s most dramatic choruses yet. It’s a song at war with itself, and the tension comes from hearing it draw itself to a stand still.
In the artists’ words
“Fractions” is a song about denying your own emotions. It’s about chipping away parts of yourself that you want to let go but eventually realizing that what you’ve mentally separated yourself from is a better version of yourself. And once you’ve realized this… can you put yourself back together?