Wednesday, January 17, 2007

My Teenage Stride: "Heartless & Cruel"


My Teenage Stride

I like Brooklyn's My Teenage Stride a lot. They make pop music in the vein of The Wedding Present, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and, at times, sounding pretty Smiths-esque. Their forthcoming album Ears Like Golden Bats gets better and better each time I listen to it, and I'm starting to realize how great of a songwriter Jedediah Smith really is. Ears Like Golden Bats is out February 23rd on UK label Becalmed Records. I've been listening to this song from the album a lot, I think it's my favorite.

[MP3]: My Teenage Stride :: Heartless & Cruel (Highly Recommended!)
I like how this song starts with basically no intro at all, just right into motion from the first second onward. The jangling electric guitar is probably the first thing that'll catch your ears, and then you'll realize how great it meshes with the strummed acoustic guitar playing right under it in the mix. The drums are perfect, too. They remain pretty much subtle and in the background save for the moments when they pop in for a roll and then step back down, but that works just great, really great, actually.

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17 Comments:

Anonymous brent said...

This IS great!

2:36 PM  
Anonymous nicorimemo said...

Is their album only coming out in the UK?

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope. Should be available on Tonevendor.com, and hopefully Amazon.com and Itunes.

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And it will be available in fine indie stores everywhere! Thanks for this, Matt!

4:55 PM  
Anonymous carolyn said...

Is there a tour planned?

5:27 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

whoa hey lucas! i didnt even know you guys were working with them! wild!

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Kali said...

Great post!

7:20 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

im really glad you guys are liking these guys! :D

7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MTS plays at Union Pool in Brooklyn this Sunday, January 21. Then again on March 2nd at Cakeshop.

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? MOST DERIVATIVE BAND I'VE HEARD IN A VERY LONG TIME.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

see, but that only matters if youre dumb enough to dislike a band simply because theyre derivative of other bands...

which, i guess you are, so i'm sorry for your loss.

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHEN I RECOGNIZE THAT THEY ARE DIRECTLY RIPPING OFF MANY OTHER BANDS FOR THEIR SONGS IT MAKES THEM UNORIGINAL. IF YOU CANT WRITE A DECENT TUNE WITHOUT CRIBBING SOMEONE ELSES STYLE - AT LEAST ON MOST EVERY SONG IVE HEARD - WHEN PLENTY OF BANDS ARE RELEASING AT LEAST SOMEWHAT ORIGINAL MATERIAL I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT. MAYBE YOURE THE DUMB ONE FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO RECOGNIZE THAT ORIGINALITY DOES ACTUALLY COUNT FOR SOMETHING OR MAYBE YOU JUST DONT KNOW ENOUGH MUSIC TO KNOW HOW MUCH THIS BAND RIPS OFF.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

but if i like the bands they're allegedly ripping off, then why would i care as long as the songs still sound good?

originality definitely counts for something, but just because one band shows their influences more than another, why should it be such a big deal?

10:55 PM  
Blogger Team Clermont Lucas said...

My guess is MR. CAPS LOCK is not a Rolling Stones fan.

3:52 PM  
Anonymous kip said...

i really love this band so much,-- it's so pristine, and the songs are really well done. i can't wait 'til their new album i ordered arrives in the mail!

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess if we're going to talk about derivative bands... technically, aren't ALL bands derivatives?
Just calm it down there, bud, and enjoy the music.

3:04 PM  
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