Psychic Teens Share “EVERYTHING” via IMPOSE Magazine
NERVE Due Out May 13th on SRA Records
Announce East Coast and Midwest Tour Dates
IMPOSE shared, “The song opens with a pooling sense of dread bolstered by the crossing of heavily ringing guitars, and singer Larry Ragone admits to being “too tired to speak now.” Soon the refrain of “Now I feel everything” takes over until it’s been repeated almost enough to elicit numbness. It might be overwhelmingly heavy, but Black Wine’s Miranda Taylor enters to offset Rangone’s growl as the backdrop quiets to just the rumble of the bass. There’s a sense of lifting as she mirrors his words smoothly and lightly, and feeling everything begins to feel like more of a liberty than a burden.”
In addition to NERVE, Psychic Teens will release two limited edition 7″ singles for “END” and “EVERYTHING,” all pre-order information can be found below.
ABOUT PSYCHIC TEENS:
NERVE is the third full length from Psychic Teens. Following 2013’s acclaimed COME,NERVE continues the evolution of the band as one of the most striking bands to emerge from Philadelphia’s burgeoning underground music community. Lyrically, the album centers around isolationism and anger towards one’s inability to exist amongst and relate to other people. “There’s a lot of ugly stuff here” shares guitarist/vocalist Larry Ragone. Psychic Teens blend their bleak post-punk and shoegaze influences together for something unforgivingly loud yet bursting with atmosphere and apocalyptic fury.
After releasing the single “FACE” with Reptilian Records in 2014, the band embarked on a short string of tour dates which allowed them to put the finishing touches on this new batch of songs in a live setting. The band then settled in at Gradwell House studio in early 2015 with Steve Poponi (Fight Amp, Into It. Over It.) to record what would evolve into NERVE.
With more focused songwriting and nuanced arrangements, the band expanded on the atmospheric and colossal guitar driven attack they have become known for. Poponi, who has mixed the band in a live setting, added and subtracted elements to help Psychic Teens shape-shift to create an album that satiates appetites for music that is both tuneful and gloomy while maintaining the band’s trademark overdriven and monolithic sound.
NERVE was mastered for vinyl and CD by James Plotkin (Cave In, Oxbow, Jesu) and features a stunning gatefold sleeve with original artwork from French illustrator Amandine Urruty.
04/30 – Jersey City, NJ @ Iris Records
05/06 – Lexington, KY @ Green Lantern
05/07 – Chicago, IL @ Permanent Records
05/08 – Columbus, OH @ The Summit/Cafe Bourbon St
05/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski’s
05/10 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place w/ Protomartyr
05/11 – Dover, NH @ Crawl Space w/ Slingshot Dakota
05/12 – Providence, RI @ Dusk
05/13 – Syracuse, NY @ Wescott Community Center w/ Multicult
05/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Idio Gallery w/ What Moon Things & Beech Creeps
05/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s (Album Release Show)
06/23 – Washington, DC @ DC9 w/ Tone & RLYR