TEENANGER: Singles Don’t $ell: LP

Jun 06, 2014

If you’re a fan of spacey post-punk leads with the occasional synth flourish, snotty vocals, and pogo beats, then Teenanger is a big bowl of delight. Denizens of the Great White North, these Torontonian punks downpick through poppier songs akin to the Buzzcocks, then time warp into late ‘70s New York punk à la Television or Richard Hell & The Voidoids. The tunes are at once precocious, ambient, and immediately catchy. The highlights—”Psychic Sonya” and “Conflict of Interest”—benefit by baring their jagged teeth, but the discordant ballads leave quite the impression and hint at more jarring experimentation further down the pipeline. A solid record overall and a band definitely worth following. 

 –Sean Arenas (Southpaw, southpaw-records.com, [email protected] / Telephone Explosion, telephoneexplosion.com, [email protected])