Label: Topshelf Records Rarely, if ever, does a good idea alone make for a great album. Unfortunately for the newly-formed Cut Teeth, the band’s clear and evident talent isn’t enough to truly elevate its debut, Night Years. The band is a bit of a super group of sorts, consisting of members of The Felix Culpa, Stay Ahead of the Weather, Red Knife Lottery, and Monday’s Hero. Most casual listeners will only be familiar with The Felix Culpa, but one listen to any song off of Night Years will result in the same conclusion: these guys are talented. This is a whirling, throwback style of post-hardcore that evokes bands like Hot Cross and These Arms Are Snakes while carrying a unique sound to it. You can hear echoes of progressive post-hardcore like Dance Gavin Dance or The Fall of Troy. These guys are really good at their instruments. The second conclusion listeners will make is that the members clearly enjoy playing with each other. This sounds like a bunch of friends jamming together, and the recording helps crystallize that notion.