Dinner PartiesRotted Tooth
***“There is a Chicago quartet named TOUPEE that has been relentlessly creeping and effervescing in and around the local DIY basement, house, and warehouse space scene since sometime circa 2011 with the silent perseverance and unrelenting strength of a legless animated corpse. Make no mistake, Toupée's Dinner Parties has legs, and these legs are running them up and out of the basement with a force only Ash Williams' possessed sister could have hoped for in Evil Dead. Dinner Parties, originally released as Dinner Party in primordial form on the prolific home-town cassette label Teen River, has been recaptured following the inevitable refinement culled from of an onslaught of shows and a full-on re-recording job by BERT BUNKER (mastered by COOPER CRAIN). Immediately from the album's opener you are reeled in by the phantasmal grip of the vocals that emanate a bizarrely other-dimensionally ‘50s from the future Julee Cruise croon cum Twin Peaks beautifully damaged by a powerful wail found in early Honey Bane that may deconstruct into a viciously sneeringly and gutturally crusty growl with absolutely no warning at different moments throughout the record. Sonically Dinner Parties is wondrously quilted together stitched from the dental floss of a Mars-ian no wave, darkly under-toned Bauhaus-ian gothyness, all wound tightly together somewhere in between the legendary art-rock of Chairs Missing and 154 era Wire.”—Dave of Permanent Records. Hand-numbered edition of 300 copies pressed on seafoam green vinyl and packaged in four-color silkscreened sleeves by Mister City Press.