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Sharp Teeth

by David Karsten Daniels

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"With discreet orchestration worthy of Van Dyke Parks and poignant, quavering vocalizing, D.K. Daniels' fourth release, Sharp Teeth, is a collection of musical dramas rife with ambiguity, wry understatement, and majesty."
Mark Keresman, SF Weekly

"An intriguing debut"
Andy Gill, The Independent

"...A film set with deserted forecourts, snow shoes and front porch singalongs..."
James Cowdery,

"Eschewing the complex calculus of what makes music "good," David Karsten Daniels' first widely available LP, Sharp Teeth, is a reminder of what makes it necessary."
Brian Howe, Pitchfork

"...the North Carolina-based songwriter's Sharp Teeth (FatCat) is an ingeniously arranged exploration of post-Bible belt relijun-related worries and concerns, majestically rendered with slide guitars, Dixieland drums and brass, and sweeping strings."
John Payne, LA Weekly

"Whether it's a boney acoustic number ("Jesus and the Devil"), a lush and crowded boiler ("Minnows"), or a permutation of both (the rest of the record), Sharp Teeth never sags under its own weight, balancing light and dark masterfully."
Robbie Mackey, XLR8R


released March 20, 2007

David Karsten Daniels - Organ, Guitar (Acoustic), Bass, Piano, Cello, Drums, Glockenspiel, Guitar (Electric), Tambourine, Vocals
Aimee Argote - Vocals
Aaron Bratcher - Trombone (Bass), Trombone (Tenor)
Dane Daniels - Drums, Tambourine, Vocals
Daniel Hart - Violin, Viola
Eric Haugen - Guitar (Electric)
Alex Lazara - Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Vocals, Engineer, Mellotron, Fender Rhodes
Sara Morris - Organ, Cello, Vocals
Zac Petersen - Trumpet
Tim Phillips - Trumpet
John Ribo - Guitar (Electric), Vocals
Jason Sayers - Trombone (Tenor)
Joshua Snyder - Drums
Mara Thomas - Vocals
Erin Wright - Vocals
Perry Wright - Tambourine, Vocals
Joseph P. Zoller - Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor)



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David Karsten Daniels Dallas, Texas

The albums of David Karsten Daniels inhabit a unique imaginary place where folk, rock, pop, ambient, jazz and field recordings bleed into each other seamlessly underneath musings on family, life/death, religion and love undeterred by distance and time. NPR named his collaboration with Matthew E. White’s Fight the Big Bull, one of the ‘5 best genre-defying albums of 2010”. ... more

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