TEENAGE COOL KIDS: Queer Salutations: CD

May 26, 2008

I’m liking this album. It has that raggedy, almost sloppy (but not quite), slacker punk feel like Pavement’s Slanted and Enchanted or Dinosaur Jr’s. You’re Living All Over Me. Lyrically and musically, this is a lot more straight forward than either of those two albums, but it’s fun to listen to when in a mellower mood. That’s not to say that this is a slow and ethereal shoegaze, but this isn’t exactly going to satisfy anyone’s need for a hardcore fix. I especially like the lyrics to “Write Back Soon” and its great line directed at hipsters: “‘Hold my Pabst?’ Kiss my ass. Move to Brooklyn or Vermont.” This album is worth picking up, and ironically enough, I think this has enough of an indie rock appeal that hipsters would probably actually dig it. 

 –Adrian (Protagonist Music)