Published Aug 20, 2013These days, singles don't sell. This apparent insider knowledge is coming from revved-up sonic shit disturbers Teenanger, who have named their new album Singles Don't $ell. It's out on September 17 through Telephone Explosion and is available to stream early on Exclaim.ca.
This record follows a year and a half after 2012's Frights, and a press release notes that the Toronto band have spent the time since then "in the hidden recesses of their studios and jam spaces, tinkering with all types of weirdo gear and slowly going insane."
These 11 rowdy tracks contain more of the band's signature smashing drums, raw vocals and chaotic six-string aggression. In that sense, it's not too much of a departure from Frights, although the band reportedly found inspiration in "every dusty corner of their cumulative record collection."
You'll hear them venture into more textured territory by using a drum machine on "Zons," beginning "Power Trip" with a trippy drone and lacing "Times Up" with keyboard atmosphere.
Check it all out for yourself below.