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Washington, DC is producing more than its fair share of good bands at the moment, with a scene that seems to be rivaling the usual hotspots. Our latest exciting discovery from the US capital is Teen Mom, although we're late on the case once again as the quartet already have the spoonerised (that really is a word, I checked!) mini-album 'Mean Tom' available for download. That was released at the end of 2012 and the band tell us that they've evolved a little since then, and that new track 'Kitchen' is a bit different.
Different can be good, and therefore it can be bad. In this case it's good. Very good. Whether you want to tag this track as shoegaze or post-grunge is up to you, but what we can tell you is that it's over six minutes of guitars that both sparkle and shine as well as sound stressed, contorted and fuzzy. It's a neat balancing act. The vocals are all part of the balancing act too; just clear enough to decipher but not so clear as to sound overly polished or produced. These guys make alternative rock music, and they make it well.
Teen Mom's website
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