Mixed, Not Stirred is a weekly column in which artists curate special, themed playlists via Spotify or other mediums.
In this week’s Mixed, Not Stirred, Milwaukee surf punk outfit Devil’s Teeth curated a special soundtrack to making sandwiches. Here’s what they said regarding the playlist:
“One of the fun aspects about being in Devils Teeth is we share music with each other constantly. Every song we bounce off each other brings new ideas and exploration to rehearsal which just opens the doors for songs to come together quickly.
We often keep themes in mind when writing, finding a loose narrative seems to help guide the process and as a result some of our favorite moments usually take shape.
That brings us to Songs To Make Sandwiches To…
While we hope you’re enjoying building your lunch to this playlist, we’d also like you to keep in mind that much of what you’re hearing has influenced the early inception of Devils Teeth and the making of our debut Suki Yaki Hot!
“Surfing Drums” from Dick Dale is a track that inspired Jon to use the guitar for percussive texture as much as a melodic instrument. A lot of those moments get featured in songs like “Diamond Rio” and “Party Shark Shake”.
The Puta Madre Brothers track, “The One Legged Horse (Race)”, is a track Eric recently discovered and enjoys the lo-fi production, especially the drum sounds. Tracks like this definitely inspired the recording process on Suki Yaki Hot!
Caleb chose The Sonics, The Remains and the Lee Moses tracks as examples of songs that inspire his saxophone melodies while Chuck’s drum and songwriting influence is highlighted here with the Dirtbombs, The Move and The Damned.
Man Or Astro-Man? was a definite point of reference when Devils Teeth started rehearsing and we actually covered “9 Volt” at quite a few of our shows.
Sadly, Spotify doesn’t stream another important band to us, The Mummies or have the compilation albums The Ecstasy Of Gold, and we highly recommend looking into those as well. The Nico Fidenco track, “Una Donna Nel Mondo” is in lieu of the Ecstasy Of Gold series and just goes to show how beautiful and cinematic Italian tracks were in the 60’s and 70’s.
Take a listen, don’t forget to indulge on the spread and enjoy your sandwiches on us, your pals in Devils Teeth.”
Check out the playlist below.
Devil’s Teeth‘s new record, Suki Yaki Hot!, will be released on August 24 via Triple Eye Industries. Pre-order here.