Sweet vocals and jangly guitars belie this Australian ensemble’s otherwise unappetizing name on the Teeth & Tongue’s new song, “The Party Is You.” Its moodiness and sensitivity overlap throughout, making the tune seem all the more sentimental. A lot of this has to do with the instrumentation. The stand-alone track finds frontwoman Jess Cornelius singing in airy tones about meeting someone she’s interested in as guitarist Marc Regueiro-Mckelvie builds echoey atmospheres and, eventually, a crescendo of noise alongside some keyboard parts, as she speak-sings. The group’s synth-pop sentiments seem sincere, though, as in blogs while recording, Cornelius wrote of watching Amon Tobin videos and wore a mint-green new-wavey leopard-spotted sweater. If the song weren’t so pensive (and maybe even a little stalkery), we might think that was the start of a good party.
Teeth & Tongue - The Party Is You