Artist of the day: Mosquito Teeth
Mosquito Teeth are a quartet of gentlemen in their mid-20s, who musically take a cue from post-punk acts such as The Descendants, The Circle Jerks and NOFX. Their songs are executed at a dizzying pace, with snide, sarcastic and often humorous lyrics. Each song has a riff that’s a hook, and is sure to have you humming it hours later.
They also have a wickedly un-adult sense of humor, as vocalist Brian Hawthorn told us:
When leafing through your photographs, one would easily surmise that the band enjoys performing in costumes involving underwear, diapers, wrestling outfits. Can you shed any light on this situation?
With all do respect, they’re more like uniforms, not costumes. Those are for kids; we’re grown-ass men. Basically, if you were employed at McDonald’s, you would have to wear a McDonald’s uniform.
That’s what you guys wear when you work for Mosquito Teeth?
Absolutely, but I graduated high school; I would never work at McDonald’s. We actually have a song called Spit in my Food, which is a lash-out against, and about our hatred towards, fast-food restaurants.