Teenage Wrist twist and shout on anthemic ‘Chrome Neon Jesus’ LP
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Back in January we set the tone for our Best of 2018 lists by hyping Teenage Wrist’s unfuckwithable angst-pop anthem “Dweeb”, and it made us run back to our suburban childhood bedrooms to recover all the dusty CDs that helped shaped us into who we are. That’s not to say the Los Angeles garage-rock trio are some vanity nostalgia act, because they couldn’t be anything further. But there’s a sincerity to their sound that’s sorely lacking these days, and when you whip up these honest truths into a sonic cocktail that combines elements of shoegaze, punk, and alt-rock, well, people are gonna start thinking back to better times: When they were younger, when they were hungrier, when they were playing with house money eventually pissed away at Tower Records. While we were already getting high off Teenage Wrist bangers like “Swallow” and “Stoned, Alone,” the band’s 11-track debut LP, Chrome Neon Jesus, just hit via Epitaph, and it’s a worthy listen. A band releasing a full album of great songs? Oh, how so very fucking ’90s. Featured photo by Dan Monick.

Teenage Wrist 2018 Tour Dates:
July 07: Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street – OKC
July 08: Dallas, TX – Club Dada
July 09: San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
July 11: Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
July 12: San Diego, CA – The Irenic
July 13: Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater (Sound & Fury)
July 14: Los Angeles, CA – The Lodge
July 15: Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone Berkeley
July 16: Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Atrium
July 18: Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
July 19: Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
July 21: Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
July 22: Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
July 23: Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
July 24: Dekalb, IL – The House Café

 

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