Published Mar 22, 2011Toronto, ON rockers Teenage Kicks are gearing up to release their debut EP, Rational Anthems, on April 26. In anticipation of the release, the quartet have given Exclaim! a sneak peek via album track "Brooklyn Bridge," which can be downloaded below. As an extra bonus, we also have the track's new music video.
According to a press release, Teenage Kicks have an "unabashed love for classic rock bands like the Who and Creedence Clearwater Revival," which is no secret when listening to the straight-ahead, but impassioned, delivery of "Brooklyn Bridge." From gritty musicianship to Peter Van Helvoort's wrenching vocals, this is no-frills rock'n'roll at its finest.
See what we mean by downloading "Brooklyn Bridge" by clicking on the arrow in the player below.
As for the video, it takes a heavy tone, compiling vintage stock footage of war, all of it taken from public video archives. Showcasing explosions, missile launches and sinister handshakes, it's a fitting visual for the band's emotive rock'n'roll.
Teenage Kicks will celebrate the release of Rational Anthems with a show at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern on April 29.