Canada’s Teenanger are well worth your time. Their excellent new single “Trillium Song” is lifted from incoming sixth album “Good Time”, which is slated for 2nd October 2020 release.
The new single has a raw energy full of attitude and after a straw poll of Music Republic Magazine’s writers and snappers, it’s a big thumbs up for their infectious sound.
The comparisons uttered by the MRM crew vary, from Talking Heads, B52s, The Stranglers, Television, Howard Devoto’s Magazine…. to Lou Reed and Velvet Underground.
Even a weenie bit of The Fall – but I think the guy who suggested the late Mark E. Smith’s outfit was probably “tired and emotional” at the time and needed a lay down in a dark room and a hangover cure!
In conclusion: Enticing sound and we like it a lot. Toronto-based label Telephone Explosion Records (Pantayo, Deliluh, Chandra) do too, all set to release the new long player.
The album’s first single, “Touching Glass” earned support from BBC 6 Music and Beats1 among others.
“Good Time” follows-up the band’s 2017 self-titled record which landed them touring spots with METZ, Dilly Dally, Ty Segall, Dish Pit and more – pushing into the US and mainland Europe for shows.
Teenanger have earned almost “legend” status in their home city back in Canada, in the dozen years they have been doing their thing AND with the same line-up.
“Good Time” sees Teenanger revisit their post-punk roots, with a slightly more pop-focused approach. We will be reviewing the new album soon – and bringing you more tracks as they drop…………………
Ones to watch for sure! We will be – you can bet on it!
Band photo: Jake Sherman