announce first album in seven years,
share first single “We Do What We Do Best”
Now We Are Timeless out 12th July
on Merge Records
Imperial Teen are back in a big way with Now We Are Timeless, their first album in seven years!
Brooklyn Vegan premiered their first single, “We Do What We Do Best” and you can listen and share the song HERE.
The four-headed hydra that is Imperial Teen provided this statement in unison: “Using our voice is all we can do. We step up, collective and proud, this family of ours that’s sustained and explored creatively for over twenty years. We’re not saying we do what we do better than anyone, but the individuality of our collective voice is all that we have and it’s what we do. We Do What We Do Best.”
Imperial Teen’s releases over the past 20+ years have been pointed and specific diaries of musical celebration, windows into the hypersensitive personal drama of relationships within the band, individual conquests and failures, and collective, aspirational hopes, dreams, and perspectives. Roddy Bottum, Will Schwartz, Jone Stebbins, and Lynn Perko Truell – who they’ve become, how they are dealing, and what their lives are in 2019 – all of this is on Now We Are Timeless.
The band wrote and recorded the new album in the cities the individual members have geographically gravitated to: New York City, the Bay Area, Denver, and Los Angeles. Themes of time and movement, averting and succumbing to crisis, dealing with loss and pain are all represented on the record, but what rings triumphant is the undeniable joy and catharsis that come from the band’s spontaneous and improvisational approach to making music together.