Teenage Wrist
Dazed


4.5
superb

Review

by No000Comment USER (9 Reviews)
March 27th, 2017 | 11 replies


Release Date: 05/19/2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: How did I become so dull?

When I was watching the live video of Teenage Wrist playing “Slide Away,” I was thinking to myself something along the lines of hearing the Smashing Pumpkins influence on their sound. As I was thinking that, I saw one of the guitarists wearing a Smashing Pumpkins t-shirt. That made me laugh. I’ve been on an interesting hot streak of finding music on spotify that I end up really loving. Crying, Big Jesus, and now Teenage Wrist.

This six-song EP is an astounding showcase of where this band excels, which is making big guitar-laden shoegazey alt-rock jams. There’s a lot of fuzzy distortion, lots of layered guitars, reverb, and very enjoyable, glossy vocals that sweep through the fuzz and really carry the tracks. It has a great emotional drive through the lyrics, which are never overly angsty, but indulge in their emo-esque themes without being whiny or unrelatable. The mixing as well is very great quality. I love the fuzz and static in the backdrop of Bloom, which really creates this great atmosphere amid the acoustic guitar and layered vocals. One of my favorite aspects of some songs are the short but sweet lead segments, such as in Slide Away and Outside of love (my personal favorite). They add so much character to the tracks and showcase some great soloing from the lead guitarist.

I think they did a phenomenal job with Dazed. It capitalizes on aspects of their sound they want to emphasize, and the length makes it short enough that the sound doesn’t get old by the end of the EP, especially since they change up the pace on the last two tracks, which was smart and kept me interested. I’m really excited to see what else this band will put out in the future.

4.5



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No000Comment
March 27th 2017


8 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Short review for a short EP. I really love this this band now.

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
March 27th 2017


18313 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

woah hey cool just listened to this in full recently. cool stuff tho a bit samey

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
March 27th 2017


18313 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

cool little write up too man posd

No000Comment
March 27th 2017


8 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

@Conmaniac thanks a lot mate =)

butcherboy
Contributing Reviewer
March 27th 2017


4432 Comments


Nice review.. Pos.. You sold them, I'll check them out tomorrow

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bach
March 27th 2017


15646 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

holy shit this is so good

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StickFeit
May 30th 2017


646 Comments


Slide Away is so dank

schoonda
July 6th 2017


762 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Just found these guys on Spotify holy shit this is tight

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bach
July 6th 2017


15646 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

mirror talk is so fucking good

schoonda
July 6th 2017


762 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah really digging that and slide away. kinda surprised by the lack of attention these guys have tbh, pretty accessible sound

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
July 6th 2017


18313 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Stoned, Alone is such a great song (it's their newest single)



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