Post-hardcore band Pianos Become the Teeth was formed at the end of 2006 in Baltimore, Maryland. Together with a number of bands including Touché Amoré, La Dispute and Defeater have an important position in the movement called "The Wave", which represents a new generation of post-hardcore bands. By mixing heavy screamo elements with more melodic post-rock sensitivity, the band quickly created a niche for themselves that they claimed with the debut album Old Pride (2009). The released a split EP, a slightly darker second album and a world tour with Touché Amoré and Seahaven.