San Francisco’s shoegazers Teenage Sweater recently released their debut “Kewl EP” via These Are My Friends Records and are touring the West Coast to promo the EP. The band is currently working on their first full-length due out in early 2013.
Watch the video for Oceans and Seas via YouTube below.
You can also stream the “Kewl EP” on Teenage Sweater’s Bandcamp page.
10/21 – Seattle, WA @ Vermillion
10/23 – Portland, OR @ Valentine’s
10/24 – Sacramento, CA @ Bows And Arrows
10/25 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Storey House
10/26 – Woodland Hills, CA @ Twin Lemons
10/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ ADC Warehouse
10/29 – Murrieta, CA @ The Dial
11/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
More about Teenage Sweater?
Mario Ruiz is the main brain trust behind northern California shoegaze pop band Teenage Sweater, writing the songs and doing quadruple duty on vocals, keys, percussion and some sequencing. The Teenage Sweater formula contains notes of classic new wave-Joy Division and New Order are easily heard in the nuances of their songs-and a healthy dose of its modern incarnation, chillwave. Teenage Sweater is cheerful music for introverts, and with their first EP, Kewl, they are keeping things light. With songs like the diaphanous, waves-crashing-on-the-beach-while-you-snuggle-your-prom-date tune “Coconut Water,” and the slightly less upbeat “Oceans and Seas,” which brings to mind a slightly overcast day at an amusement park, with it’s tinny synths and far away vocal mix, the EP is a noisy pop stunner with enough heart to last way past the summer.