Before coming together in 2013, the three members of Psychic Teens played in various bands across Philadelphia. As a result of its mixed heritage, the trio crafted a jagged blend of punk, goth, shoegaze, and noise rock. It’s a profoundly dark amalgamation you’ll get to sample in full when Psychic Teens releases its third album, Nerve, on May 13th via SRA Records.
The follow up to 2013’s Come was recorded in early 2015 alongside producer Steve Poponi (Fight Amp, Into It. Over It.) Guitarist/vocalist Larry Ragone said the album is full of “ugly stuff,” with a press release clarifying that the album’s lyrical content explores “isolationism and anger towards one’s inability to exist amongst and relate to other people.”
To some degree that certainly epitomizes songs like Nerve’s latest single, ‘Winter Grey.’ As Ragone rattles off lines like “I don’t need anyone,” his distinct vocals part sneer and part apathetic whisper, it’s obvious he more than means those sentiments. But a glimmer of hope abounds, and those fuzzy guitars hum with a certain joy, happily embracing the endless nihilism. Listen in below (via Tiny Mix Tapes).
Psychic Teens will be on tour in the U.S. through much of May, and you can find the full itinerary below.
Psychic Teens 2016 Tour Dates:
30/04 – Jersey City, Iris Records
01/05 – Philadelphia, The Foundry *
06/05 – Lexington, Green Lantern
07/05 – Chicago, Permanent Records
08/05 – Columbus, The Summit
09/05 – Pittsburgh, Gooski’s
10/05 – Buffalo, Mohawk Place #
11/05 – Dover, Crawl Space
12/05 – Providence, Dusk
13/05 – Syracuse, Wescott Community Center $
14/05 – Brooklyn, Idio Gallery
28/05 – Philadelphia, Johnny Brenda’s
23/06 – Washington, DC9
* = w/ Youth Code
# = w/ Protomartyr
$ = w/ Multicult
Here are the album art and tracklist:
4. Winter Grey
7. A.T. Field