Five Questions With Smileswithteeth

Montreal based dream pop artist, Smileswithteeth (AKA Gabriel Gutierrez) has released his EP, Suddenly Constantly which can be purchased HERE! Smileswithteeth has also released the first single from the EP, “We Fight In The Prettiest Places” which can be heard below. When asked about the EP, Gabriel says:

“My girlfriend (who my upcoming EP ‘Suddenly Constantly’ is about/for) and I broke up a couple weeks ago, almost exactly a year after taking the terrible trip that sparked these four songs in the first place.  It’s hard to care for someone without hurting them, and it’s hard to build back trust that was lost. But the reward for doing so is incredible, overwhelming, beautiful, sudden and constant.”

Give the single a listen and find out more about Smileswithteeth via our newest segment of Five Questions With!

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Hi, I’m Gabriel, I’m originally from Los Angeles but now I make music in Montreal as Smileswithteeth.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style

I make music with samples that some people say sounds like The Books or Baths or Four Tet or Lapalux. I produce like I cook, which is to say I fill my fridge with good ingredients and then when it’s time to make a meal I throw stuff together, experiment and see what works.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

The next show I play will be at Pop Montreal in September. My live show is more DIY than DJ—it features myself on samples and keyboards and two of my friends on drums and vocals. It’s an energetic and compelling hybrid of an organic/electronic live show if I do say so myself.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

“Ohio” off my first record Everyday Always is a perennial favourite, but I’m also partial to “June” off my latest release.<

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

L Con, Daniel Caesar, Best Fern, Joanne Pollock, Bernice, Keita Juma

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