Imperial Teen share new single “Don’t Wanna Let You Go” from forthcoming album out 12 July on Merge

June 26, 2019
Jonathan Grassi

Imperial Teen

share new single
“Don’t Wanna Let you Go”

Now We Are Timeless out 12th July
on Merge Records

Imperial Teen shares “Don’t Wanna Let You Go,” a sexy jam for these hot summer days! The new single kicks off with the signature Imperial Teen breathiness and vocal play and joins previously released songs “Walkaway” and “We Do What We Do Best” in the run up to Imperial Teen’s triumphant return with Now We Are Timeless out July 12 on Merge Records.

In strict keeping with the band’s roots of creating seemingly clean, pop presentations as a springboard for dramatic themes of loneliness, triumph, success, and failure, Now We Are Timeless moves us into a realm of inevitability for the band. While Seasick, the band’s first release, thematically touched on the queasiness of pop and beach and sun and glare and the optimism that lies beneath, the new release serves as a bookend of sorts in its portrayal of a world in crisis, with its artwork showcasing a frostbitten but melting iceberg, monolithic and stationary yet impermanent and resonant.

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 and dreams. 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

Now We Are Timeless is available for pre-order on CD, LP, and limited-edition “blue ice” Peak Vinyl in the Merge store, or wherever records are sold, including Imperial Teen’s shows next month!
Imperial Teen on tour: 
Jul 16 Denver, CO – Twist & Shout [free in-store performance]
Jul 25 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
Jul 26 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (MRG30) [SOLD OUT]
Aug 02 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
Aug 03 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

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