Flat Teeth tease their upcoming LP with a dramatic new track, ‘Fractions Thrown’

Flat Teeth tease their upcoming LP with a dramatic new track, ‘Fractions Thrown’

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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.

First impressions

Flat Teeth | Photo credit: Samer Ghani
Flat Teeth – “Fractions Thrown”

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?

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