Imperial Teen share new single “Walkaway” from upcoming album out in July on Merge.

June 7, 2019
Photo Credit: Jonathan Grassi

Imperial Teen

share new single “Walkaway”
with Flood Magazine
Now We Are Timeless out 12th July
on Merge Records

Out July 12 on Merge RecordsNow We Are Timeless is Imperial Teen’s first album in seven years and can be pre-ordered on CD, LP, and limited-edition “blue ice” Peak Vinyl in the Merge store, or wherever records are sold. The band have just shared their latest single“Walkaway” with Flood Magazine, and the track is available now on all streaming platforms.

About the track, Imperial Teen says:

“We are a band that are together and not. Our collective history is our bond. Physically, though, we live in different cities, lead different lives. “Walkaway” is a song about a feeling we’ve all known. Watching others near and far, and feeling distance and separation from what they’re experiencing. Feeling connected and independent at the same time. Closing the gap of physical distance and making our lives a more connected place.”

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. Will Schwartz, Jone Stebbins, Roddy Bottum, 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.

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