Teenage Wrist - Still Love
Featuring guest appearances by Softcult, S.A. Martinez (311), Sister Void, David Marion (Fear Before the March of Flames), and Heavenward (Kamtin Mohager, formerly of Teenage Wrist)!
“a record that ought to push this band as far into the spotlight as they deserve to be.” – 4/5 Kerrang!
“A competent mesh of sleek shoegaze with pangs of 90’s era alternative” – Knotfest
“On Still Love, the band has fully found itself – between poppy shoegaze, gruff production and the joy of experimentation.” – Visions
“…an album that totally eschews gimmicks or any kind of overbearing tactics, in favor of an ever-reliable palette of solid-gold rock music.” – The Soundboard Reviews
LA-based rock band Teenage Wrist announce their new album, ‘Still Love’, due for release on August 4th via Epitaph Records. Venturing into their third full-length, ‘Still Love’ sees Marshall Gallagher (guitars/vocals) and Anthony Salazar (drums)—producing the album themselves to handcraft their most expansive collection of songs to date from the ground up. The culmination of the past eight years of Teenage Wrist, this record shows them continually evolving and refining their sound as they reach new heights in both scope and execution.
Vocalist, guitarist and bassist Marshall Gallagher explains, “I was in a pretty dark spot after Covid (as most people were), and I was starting to piece together things about myself that were difficult to face; like why I carry so much shame and guilt, and how the manifestation of those things were quite literally hurting me, as well as others. It’s pretty wild how putting thoughts down on paper can help you make sense of your emotions. Writing these lyrics was sort of a gateway to forgiving myself – for big mistakes, for not living up to expectations, for being a shit tornado of a person in the process of learning how to live. Also, I was listening to way too much Sunny Day Real Estate and I’m sure it seeped through.”
‘Still Love’ will undoubtedly please fans who favor the distorted guitars and crunchy chords of 2021’s Earth is a Black Hole but the band aren’t ashamed to admit that there’s a strong pop sensibility that shows how much they’ve grown as songwriters. Lyrically, the songs are more introspective in comparison to the nihilistic energy of their sophomore effort, chronicling the process and emotional catharsis of learning to love oneself.
The writing process started early 2022 with a retreat in Joshua Tree that inspired the band to push the limits of experimentation, allowing a sense of liberation to flow throughout the record and even into the artwork and visuals. Instead of relying on nostalgia, the dynamic between these two musicians drives them to push the limits not only of Teenage Wrist’s sound but their own personal forms of creative expression. “We didn’t have a preconception about how we were going to be received for this record, so we decided we should just create something organic that we feel completely present making,” Salazar explains. “There was no other intent than for us to express ourselves.”
The powerful bond between these two collaborators lies at the core of Teenage Wrist’s music and, more than any other factor, that’s evident on every moment of Still Love. “There was a certain feeling that music gave me as a kid and this is honestly the first time on any record I feel like we kind of came close to achieving that,” Gallagher says of the end result. “We just shot from the gut on this record and tried not to overanalyze things… and I think the record speaks for itself.”
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