Teenanger Turn Lemons into Lemonade by Setting to Work on New Album Following the Delay of 'Frights'

Teenanger Turn Lemons into Lemonade by Setting to Work on New Album Following the Delay of 'Frights'
While this week's release of Teenanger's Frights was pushed back from its original January release date, the band are now calling the delay a blessing in disguise.

"It gave us more time to practise but not play the songs [off Frights], so we almost have half of another record ready to go," drummer Steve Sidoli tells Exclaim! "That may not have happened if we would have had everything like a month and a half ago."

Teenanger might not be one of those punk bands who write ten songs in an hour, but they admit that the songwriting process has certainly streamlined over the years.

"Just spending a lot of time in the practice space, working on songs... as time goes by, you just get better at doing it," says Sidoli.

And with Frights off to the presses and out of their hands, time wasn't exactly at a premium.

As for why the album was delayed in the first place, the story is far less scandalous than you'd expect. No lost files, no broken presses. Instead, the band simply chalk it up to poor timing.

Frights was sent to be pressed just a few days before the holiday season kicked fully into gear, and because the band had opted to print the vinyl jacket in pantones -- a more complicated printing process -- they weren't able to meet their original release date.

"We thought we could sneak it in," says guitarist Jon Schouten, while bassist Melissa Ball jokes, "Santa lost it on his sleigh."

To read more of Exclaim!'s recent interview with Teenanger, head here. And to stream Frights in full on Exclaim.ca, head here.

Frights is out now on Telephone Explosion.