FROZEN TEENS: Self-titled: CS

Nov 29, 2016

A cassette pressing of the first Frozen Teens album from 2012. People went bananas for this band, didn’t they? I can tell there’s a lot to like here—”Look at Your Hands” is a languid, coiling mofo, almost post-punky in its slow, deceptive catchiness, for one—but the majority of the hooks seem a little too buried to me. A more subdued Future Virgins, maybe? Regardless—and I’m not trying to be a contrarian here—it comes across as some solid, nicely inventive garage punk that still manages to fall a bit flat on these ears. –Keith Rosson (Dead B