Dizzy are comprised brothers Alex (guitar), Mackenzie (bass), and Charlie (drums) Spencer, and close friend since 9th grade math class, Katie Munshaw (vocals). Today, Dizzy announced their debut album Baby Teeth will be released on August 17, 2018 via Royal Mountain Records / Communion Music.
Singer and lyricist Katie Munshaw describes the song as “a goodbye to someone who left my life unexpectedly.” Director Ryan Faist was inspired by the scent of a young love to relay the feeling of visceral heartache evident in the track: “There’s this perfume that someone used to wear when I was 12 or 13, and I still associate that scent to a feeling I can’t describe. I only come across this scent once every few years, if I’m lucky. I finally found it and we sprayed it all over the room for this video. It sounds dumb, but it makes me feel something.
Munshaw grew up on music ranging from alternative (Alvvays, Bright Eyes) to the story telling qualities of country pop (Taylor Swift, Dixie Chicks), Munshaw explains Baby Teeth is “mostly about my late teen years and the time since. Making music always stemmed from my being overly sensitive about everything. When you’re that close to so many people, you’re bound to meet the characters that screw you up enough to start writing about them. Oshawa introduced me to friendship and heartache and change while keeping me bored enough to sit at home and write about it.”
For the Spencer brothers, making music seemed fated—thanks in large part to parents who put instruments in their hands at an early age. “They always encouraged us to learn the way we wanted to, whether that was by taking lessons or just learning songs we liked by listening to them,” Charlie recalls. Suburban boredom was another driving force behind their interest in music, and once they found a kindred spirit in Munshaw, the band began to take shape.
1. Stars and Moons
3. In Time
5. Ghost Limbs
8. Pretty Thing
06/20-06/22 – Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn
07/15 – London, UK @ Citadel Festival
09/02 – Hamilton, ON @ Rasberry Farm at Royal Botanical Gardens
09/18 – London, UK @ Omeara (Headline Show)
09/19 – Paris, FR @ Supersonic
10/05-10/14 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
11/26 – Edmonton, AB @ Myer Horowitz Theatre*
11/30 – Saskatoon, SK @ Broadway Theatre*
12/01 – Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre*