The Grates

The Grates

THE GRATES: Teeth Lost, Hearts Won

For The Grates' debut album Gravity Won't Get You High (2006), their signature animal was the giraffe. It was a fitting match: that year, the album towered over all other beasts, made mammoth strides, and won the affection of the people, both here and abroad. Two years later, The Grates present second album, Teeth Lost, Hearts Won: an entirely different animal altogether.

"If Teeth Lost, Hearts Won was a beast, I imagine it'd be like something from Where the Wild Things Are," Patience says. "They're... more