The Problem With Kids Today - Born To Rock


“This is what I love about rock n’ roll; it can be dangerously energetic and sugary sweet at the same time.” – Austin Town Hall

“Mixing up the vibes of the 70s with their own signature twist, TPWKT brew up a concoction of punk, power pop, and feel-good rock and roll.” – Happy Magazine

“Fast, rambunctious trip of fuzzy power rock with some garage punk undertones.” – That’s Good Enough For Me

The Problem With Kids Today are a hot new trio of rock and roll delinquents. The band formed in 2020 and is comprised of frontman “The Great” Tate Brooks leading the charge on vocals and guitar, his childhood best friend Silas “The Slayer” Lourenco Lang on 4 string buttery bass guitar and vocals and the glue that keeps them together “Rock N Roll” Reena Yu holding it down on the skins and backing vocals.

Revisiting the sounds and themes of the 70s while creating their own original version, TPWKT are a unique blend of all things they love; punk, power pop, eclectic numbers, and good time R&R. The Kids also put on a high octane live show, playing countless gigs and becoming one of New Haven’s highest regarded live acts. This has led them to selling out venues like Space Ballroom and Cafe 9, as well as doing some regional tours around New England. Earlier this year, the band was featured in a Pitchfork article about Verso Studios and through the studio, they have become one of Chris Frantz’s (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club) favorite local bands!

This past spring the band headed to legendary Q Division Studios (Pixies, Aimee Mann, Jon Brion, Dropkick Murphys, etc.) in Cambridge, MA to make their debut album Born To Rock, recorded by veteran indie producer Adam Lasus (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Yo La Tengo, Juliana Hatfield, Helium, Mark Mulcahy, etc). Laying down eleven new songs in a mere eight days, the band and Adam moved into the studio and recorded from dusk till dawn. This allowed them to play with a wide variety of instruments from harmonicas and toy pianos to 12 string guitars and synthesizers. The result is an all encompassing Rock and Roll record inspired by the likes of KISS, New York Dolls, Ramones, Iggy and The Stooges, and incorporating some of the poppier aspects of The Byrds, The Beatles, and The Kinks. It’s a timeless record sure to leave you saying, that’s The Problem With Kids Today…


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