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waste yrself


4.5
superb

Review

by GmemberKills USER (5 Reviews)
February 21st, 2014 | 132 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "I wanna be haunted"

You know dreams can find ways to remind you of things you wanna experience or relive again. This dream i keep having lately brings total bliss, I don't wanna leave it. When i wake up i just feel lost and long for the feeling again and without sleeping, this is as close as i can get.

"Teen Suicide" is a lo-fi Rock/Pop/Emo four piece from Maryland. On this debut album they incorporate simple but effective guitar work of mostly small riffs and chords, along with the use of a sampler that adds needed depth along with the lo-fi but mostly clear production, which benefits the overall sound they strive for.

While lyrical content is mostly straight forward rather than subjective it works with its quirkiness even though often dealing with depressive subject matter,it still often puts melody at the forefront with frontman Sam Ray's commendable pipes hence the "Pop" element. It mixes nicely and never come off as forced or contrived.

Two highlights are "doing all the things i used to do with people, part 2" . Starting with a lo-fi beat combined with eerie sounds-capes along the way. The simply played "Am" an "fmaj" guitat chords complement Sam's somber vocals throughout an mesh well ending with him emotionally admitting "I won't get clean for the rest of my life" followed by "I won't be nice" before exploding into haunting noise. Along with the song "salvia path" which samples "Marvin's Room" by Drake. Its a distorted, mid tempo banger, that delivers an infectious looping melody that brings fun, obscure, lyric ramblings into the mix about convincing a girl to stop hating herself.

Part of what makes this album great an work so well is that even though its at times, "simple" all the elements come together perfectly and makes the songs stick with you in a variety of ways and sounds, even if you can't connect to them emotionally. Whether it be the catchy, repeating gloomy chorus in "Haunt me" or the garage rock jam in "lonely boy goes to a rave" to the straight honesty of the "everything is going to hell" acoustic ballad. There's no gimmick or certain structure, every song is unique while still containing the same similar vibe and melon collie feel. With no track ever reaching three minutes of length, no song ever overstays or drags at anytime so it makes repeated listens come easily, and overall add to its lasting appeal.


So while trying to get as close as I can to my euphoric dream like state feels superb. Its nice to just be content with being awake, even though it can be hard to not want to just try an stay there.


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GmemberKills
February 20th 2014


3683 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Listen here: http://teensuicide.bandcamp.com/album/waste-yrself



I kinda rushed this, I felt i had problems describing the 2 songs mentioned an giving this a proper

closing. I'm sure there is a lot of grammar issues, I'm rusty on it and have not written or typed

anything in a long time, let alone tried to review something.



Would love pointers, help, and constructive criticism.



I also wasn't sure if i could go back an edit reviews







theacademy
Staff Reviewer
February 20th 2014


31371 Comments


wait is this a real band or a Heathers reference

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
February 20th 2014


31371 Comments


teenage suicide... don't do it!

GmemberKills
February 20th 2014


3683 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Real band. Name taken from the reference.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
February 20th 2014


31371 Comments


that alone makes this worth checking out

GmemberKills
February 20th 2014


3683 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Do it man. This is amazing an their other album is even better.

Lotus
February 23rd 2014


508 Comments


this is so good

GmemberKills
February 23rd 2014


3683 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Definitely. I Hope to see more people come around an listen to this with a open mind.

YakNips
February 23rd 2014


19372 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yo gmember you wanna jam?

GmemberKills
February 23rd 2014


3683 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Im jamming now



Greyvy
February 23rd 2014


5814 Comments


is it cool in the skramz scene to use yr instead of your

GmemberKills
February 23rd 2014


3683 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

apparently not since this don't have skramz.

YakNips
February 23rd 2014


19372 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Its just a thing emo and screamo bands do sometimes

GmemberKills
February 23rd 2014


3683 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Nah, they probably did just do it so they could be cool an get tons of poon. lol

GmemberKills
March 1st 2014


3683 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

oops.

YakNips
March 10th 2014


19372 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

you said you hate yourself so let me feed you strawwwwwwberrries off a plate I bought from a widowwww

YakNips
March 16th 2014


19372 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You and I will be a houseHOOOOOOld naaaaame

Nikkolae
March 16th 2014


5397 Comments


i knew i'd find you here yak hahaha

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Green Baron
March 16th 2014


24325 Comments


So this is the band that Yak is obsessed with.

wonder why

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Nikkolae
March 16th 2014


5397 Comments


band kicks ass



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