3TEETH : METATOUR
A&R Music Bar - Columbus, OH
Friday, July 26, 2019; Doors open at 6:30 PM
$18.00 In Advance / $20.00 Day of Show
General Admission - All Ages
Opening Artist: Author & Punisher, GOST
Iconoclastic 3TEETH frontman Alexis Mincolla is dedicated to exploring the relationship between archetypes, mythologies, history, and the hypocrisy of the human experience. “We're constantly dissecting the space between chaos and order in the eternal psychic battle between forces with opposing beliefs or perspectives, that we call the cosmic taint,” he says.
3TEETH use corrosive rhythms, acerbic samples, blazing guitars and a confrontational polemic to inspire listeners to question the ideologies that we hold sacred. It’s the same kind of musical activism sparked by groups like MC5 in the ‘60s and reignited in the ‘90s by Rage Against the Machine.
“I saw Rage four times when I was a kid and that had a profound effect on me,” says Mincolla, who holds two political science degrees. “I took out Che Guevara’s ‘Guerrilla Warfare’ from the library in seventh grade because I wanted to know who this guy on the t-shirt was. And that stuck with me.”
The dualities between the left and the right, the haves and the have nots, and the variegated results of governmental oppression and total anarchy are touchpoints for 3TEETH, a band that doesn’t believe in aphorisms or absolutes and seeks liberation through angry, yet accessible music. The band’s third album, METAWAR, is a powerfully political compendium of songs which are both enlightening and infectious.
Having established themselves and cemented a following with their first two albums, 2014’s self-titled debut and 2017’s <shutdown.exe>, and having toured with Tool, Rammstein, Danzig and HIM, 3TEETH is in a good position to lash out with their most fiery, catchy and confrontational album to date, METAWAR. Mincolla and his bandmates started working on the songs in their home studio. When they had a batch of material they were happy with, they called industrial music guru Sean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson) to produce the album. And this time, there were no external distractions.
“This was the first record where we weren't working side jobs and just getting together on free time and cobbling together a record,” Mincolla says. “We put our total focus into this and that helped us find our real sound and hone it. We self-produced our first two albums, and that was cool, but having a producer as experienced as Sean to help push us really brought out our best. And we had a f*cking blast.”
Unlike most bands, which form to write songs, play gigs and maybe make some money, 3TEETH were born out of a synthesis of visual art, inventive thought and unconventional music. At the time, Mincolla was a creative director of an L.A. tech noir nightclub called Lil Death. Soon, after, he met keyboardist Xavier Swafford, with whom he had much in common. “I found out we actually lived next to each other and he was a producer,” Mincolla says “We started getting together and making some music but we were really just doing it because we were bored. Then we got more into it. Having a background as an art director, I started creating all this memetic force by creating imagery and leaking teasers about what we were doing. Everyone was like, ‘Who are these guys and where do they come from?’ That's when we thought, ‘Damn, maybe we should just keep writing and do a record.’”
"Our whole thing is about condemning our eyes in so many ways,” concludes Mincolla. “We’ve gotten to the point where even if you see something with your own eyes it doesn’t mean what you’re seeing is real, or maybe it’s just one side of reality. In the end, I think I just want people to think harder and to realize that if you're not contradicting yourself with whatever you’re doing, you're probably not thinking hard enough.”
Official Website: https://3teeth.org
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