The project was called “52 Teeth.” And after crafting 52 songs in 52 consecutive weeks, songwriter Abraham had the foundation for the latest full-length release from his band Baby Teeth.
But the 11-song Hustle Beach
is not simply a mashup of marathon songwriting. And it reaches beyond the musical influences of Baby Teeth's bandmembers. In fact, a book by novelist Philip Roth was a driving force in shaping the album's narrative. Baby Teeth brought the “American Dream-gone sour” plot of Roth's American Pastoral
to bear on many of the songs on its album. The band recently joined Alison Cuddy in studio to talk about the album. Related:
Music Interviews: Chicago Popsters Baby Teeth