In this insane time I’m so stoked to have another single by one of my fave hometown bands, Teen Mortgage. Rip it!
Garage punk two piece Teen Mortgage (@teen_mortgage) climbed out of Washington DC’s primordial hardcore soup in 2017. Drenched in the left – over fuzz and sludge of their local scene, the duo quickly bulldozed their way to a regional reputation after assaulting the publics’ ears on incessant east coast tours and opening for notable bands such as Ron Gallo, Surf Curse, Big Business, Alex Lahey, The Chats, Bass Drum of Death, JEFF The Brotherhood, Mike Krol, The Coathangers, etc. In June 2019, Teen Mortgage sicced their ruthless EP “Life/Death” on the world through Brooklyn, NY’s King Pizza Records. It has since sold out its limited cassette run and album cuts have earned sync deals with Vans Shoes, Evil Bikes, and Showtime series Shameless. The album also gained recognition as recipients multiple 2020 Wammies (The Washington Area Music Awards) for Best Punk Band and Best Punk Song for “Falling Down.”
Teen Mortgage continue their sonic blitz with the nuclear “Such Is Life”. The pair bludgeon their instruments at breakneck pace, appropriately soundtracking a protest of the trappings of Western society. The acerbic word play of “Such is life, so choose life” signals the existential crisis of being coerced into contributing to a societal hierarchy that does not contribute back.