Heathers - Teenage Clothes
The first track unveiled by new-ish-ish LA popkids Heathers last week is a top-shelf jangler, with just enough west coast fuzz around the edges that you could probably even convince you’re wavvves coast friends to take it for a spin. It sounds like Coca-Colas (with whiskey? Maybe. I know Michael would approve.) and swimming pools, or maybe an endless loop of that moment on the log plume where you hit the water at the bottom of the first big drop. And this is all amidst a 18 degree wind chill. I can only imagine how great this will sound when it’s not soundtracking an east coast Winter. I give it 3 out of 4 Zac Efrons.
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I saw these dudes play last Friday. Top-notch, ya’ll. I was rather drunk at the time and could only produce a thumbs up as positive response, but damn it, I meant it. There’s something very young about the sound, not in the sense that the music feels undeveloped or the lyrics naive, but rather a sincerity that comes with being young, like I could feel everything the singer started screaming, like he needed everyone to hear him.. Maybe it’s because this band is named after the cult classic about popular mean girls in high school or because this song is called Teenage Clothes. Maybe it’s because I watched them play in someone’s backyard or because I noticed that the bassist’s pants were a little short as if he had a sudden growth spurt. Or maybe I’m just releasing all of my pent up boredom as a post-grad office drone and projecting my nostalgia for coming-of-age moments.
Also! This band includes ex-members of Dash Jacket (who I’ve had play on DPPH), Black Elephant and Ghost Animal. I’ve given you enough reasons now, right?