Bonnaroo Artist | Royal Teeth
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Friday | New Music On Tap Lounge | 12pm
Just like last year and the year before, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2014 lineup. In addition to main stage acts, we also want to be sure to give the Club Stage bands some love, so, for the next month or so, we’re adding a second daily spotlight. They might be the smallest artists on Bonnaroo’s bill, but the Club Stage bands some of the best and most exciting up and coming acts around. As with our main stage previews, we’ll start from the bottom and work our way up. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Club Stage Band of the Day…
Between performances on American Idol, appearances on Last Call with Carson Daly, spots at SXSW and CMJ, tours with Fitz and the Tantrums and Gold Fields, and a buzzed-about debut through Dangerbird, it might come as a surprise that Louisiana’s Royal Teeth are merely a Club Stage band. Despite their jaw-dropping list of accomplishments, the indie pop group are still relative newcomers, and will count this summer as their first (of likely many) Bonnaroo appearance. Channeling an affinity for folk, but unafraid to lay down heavy synth lines and thick indie pop orchestration, the band balance guy-girl vocals, huge hooks, and soaring harmonies effortlessly, crafting a hypnotic sound that holds an immediate familiarity, while retraining a refreshing uniqueness.
Royal Teeth’s breakout single is “Wild,” but their debut, Glow, is stacked with youthful, carefree romps, and tracks “Hold Me” and “Vagabonds” hold just as much potential to explode. The group of the embodiment of energy, youth, optimism, and adventurousness, and their small stage debut at Bonnaroo is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to catch them in a more intimate setting than you’ll soon be able to.
LISTEN | “Heartbeats”
WATCH | “Wild” (Official Music Video)