San Francisco'sTeenage Sweaterrecently released their debutKewlEP on These Are My Friends Records and will be playing a West Coast tour in support of the EP starting tomorrow! The band is currently working on their first full-length due out at the beginning of 2013. Stay tuned for more details and see below for tour dates.
10/18 - Oakland, CA @ ABCO Warehouse
10/19 - Eugene, OR @ Campbell Club
10/20 - Portland, OR @ Boom Bap
10/21 - Seattle, WA @ Vermillion
10/23 - Portland, OR @ Valentine's
10/24 - Sacramento, CA @ Bows And Arrows
10/25 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Storey House
10/26 - Woodland Hills, CA @ Twin Lemons
10/27 - Los Angeles, CA @ ADC Warehouse
10/29 - Murrieta, CA @ The Dial
11/10 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
"Coconut Water" is a blissful introduction to the duo, full of pulsing minimal synth and a punchy back-beat that would make a pugilist proud.
Mario Ruiz is the main brain trust behind northern California shoegaze pop band Teenage Sweater, writing the songs and doing quadruple duty on vocals, keys, percussion and some sequencing. The Teenage Sweater formula contains notes of classic new wave-Joy Division and New Order are easily heard in the nuances of their songs-and a healthy dose of its modern incarnation, chillwave. Teenage Sweater is cheerful music for introverts, and with their first EP,Kewl, they are keeping things light. With songs like the diaphanous, waves-crashing-on-the-beach-while-you-snuggle-your-prom-date tune "Coconut Water," and the slightly less upbeat "Oceans and Seas," which brings to mind a slightly overcast day at an amusement park, with it's tinny synths and far away vocal mix, the EP is a noisy pop stunner with enough heart to last way past the summer.
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