New Orleans-based, indie pop band Royal Teeth has signed a record deal with Elektra Records, and is expected to release their debut label album in 2016. It will be the first of new music for the Louisiana collective since their 2013 debut album Glow, released via independent record label Dangerbird, co-founded by current Elektra President Jeff Castelaz.
“We are very excited to join the Elektra team,” says Royal Teeth co-lead vocalist Gary Larsen. “Jeff Castelaz has been a part of the Royal Teeth family for a long time and we are thrilled to reconnect with him as we continue our musical journey.”
“I first saw Royal Teeth perform several years ago at a small, sweaty club in the French Quarter. Since that night, they have done the hard yards, developing one bit at a time, playing every club and nearly every festival in the U.S.” says Castelaz. “So today, it’s a real honor to welcome Royal Teeth to Elektra Records.”
Royal Teeth is scheduled to play at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Friday, April 24th, and will play a few shows in Texas in May.