Here’s the first video in a series of recording video sessions. Filmed/Edited by Sean Egerton Foreman.
Courtesy of HeartstringsTV, board audio I think… not too shabby.
call me when you’re as in love with Teenage Kicks as I am, until then I have literally no use for you
It’s finally here, for your perusal almost a year to the day after the original EP was released. Talk about efficient time management skills. The video was made by our talented friend Sean Foreman and his Motley Crew of equally talented visualists.
I still love Teenage Kicks more than I love most things.
People of the internet, here’s the first jam from our upcoming Singles Club release, No Reason To LIVE.
“The recording captures the band at a strange crossroads, with only five shows under their belts in as many months, a phantom album that was never made and the recent departure of two founding members the band seem somewhere between elated and volatile. It’s a little fast, a bit loose, but a lot of fun.”
Singles Club members get it two weeks prior to everyone else, so sign up - http://www.tksinglesclub.com
Spread the word.
This is just so swoon worthy and dreamy and I don’t know it’s basically just fulfilling my need to talk about Teenage Kicks again because they’re a stellar band. If you could just all go ahead and join me in loving them that would be really great, thanks.
Here’s a new song I wrote in the last couple of weeks called, “Born To Lose”. Sorry in advance for the high concentration of cicadas and for going soft on you.
Don’t forget that tickets go on sale for our October 5th Lee’s Palace show tomorrow at Rotate This, Soundscapes, The Horseshoe and Ticketmaster.
More songs and videos on the way, we’ve been sleeping.
Perhaps we shouldn’t have a camera after all.
Just a bunch of dudes bonding over boners, no big deal. Also, this is probably the first time that my “boner blogging” Tumblr tag is (almost) factually accurate. So, there’s that. Really though, Tumblr buds, do yourselves a favour and start listening to this band alreadyyyyyy.
I’m starting to think that I’ve been doing this music thing long enough to stop being polite/keeping my mouth shut about ‘music journalists’ who talk out their ass, maybe it’s time to start being a bit more honest myself. This lovely review of my apparent chubbiness is a good place to start I think.
“Teenage Kicks is like a bunch of white tattooed guys playing street hockey that perhaps used to play in a hard rock post modern band sometime in the 90′s but now play a mixture of hill-billy exclusively Canadian rock that resembles a melange of Bruce Springsteen meets Tom Cochrane. They have a solid drummer, and the lead singer has a good voice. But even for someone like me who finds a bit of chubbiness attractive the lead singer’s jiggly belly was a bit of a distraction to the music (don’t wear such tight tank tops, dude? You’re not a skinny hipster). They did do an AWESOME cover of Helter Skelter, though.” - Rina Rosen, Grayowlpoint.
What they said: “But even for someone like me who finds a bit of chubbiness attractive…”
What they meant: You can be chubby, and that’s okay, but only if you do it in a way that I consider visually appealing.
Get fucked, Rina Rosen. I get having a personal preference about what you like musically, but this isn’t it. There are so many awesome things to say about this band, and they clearly missed the mark.
Hello fellow Kickers,
A few months ago a very good friend of ours began putting together a short film about the recording of our new EP and although the six minutes of footage we had of Jeff using a pitch shifter and saying, ‘Hello Sailor’ was left out, I still think he did a pretty darned good job and we’re very excited for you all to finally see it.
The documentary was directed by the award winning (best-friend 2007, 2009 and 2010) filmmaker Sean Egerton Foreman and features still photography by the very awesome Chris Payne.
If you have either film or photography needs in the future we highly recommend both of these talented gentlemen.
- Peter and the Kicks
File under: Things worth watching and bands worth listening to.
This is the opening track from our new EP which is coming out on February 28th. Spread the word, y’all. And if you’re a GTA resident (or willing to take an exciting road-trip) you can win a bunch of stuff, including tickets to our EP release at The Horseshoe on March 2nd. Here’s the link - http://www.aux.tv/contests/win-a-teenage-kicks-prize-pack/
I just have all the heart eyes in the world for this band, and you should too.
Hello people of the internet,
It’s been no secret that we haven’t exactly released a whole lot of material over the nearly two years that we’ve been a band, and there are a few reasons for that. One is that I’m incredibly pessimistic about whether or not the next song I write will be good enough, the other is that myself, and many of my age grew up in a climate where if you wanted to hear a band you bought their CD or at very least borrowed it from someone who had bought it. To avoid being a total dinosaur I’ve released everything I’ve recorded over the last 5 years for free, and unlike the success of The Weeknd it’s not necessarily that way for the remaining 99 percent of the music community (who aren’t backed by Drake or are in unknown upstarts like Radiohead and NIN). That being said, I think I might have missed the point in holding onto songs that I hoped would hit more people… in that only releasing 5 songs every year has also missed the point.
And with that realization came another, we’re starting a club and you’re all invited. We have a fairly massive back catalog of songs, and with Jeff’s continue success in writing his own good songs (IMHO) we’re never going to be able to release half of them, especially at this rate. The Teenage Kicks Singles Club will be a healthy mix of new and old, sometimes we’ll cover a song, sometimes we’ll re-record a Cain and Abel or Ulysses song, sometimes it will be a punk song, or a country song. The possibilities are endless, and that’s what I enjoy about the idea. Now, it’s just an idea unless other people get involved, so helping to spread the word is integral. Here’s the official blurb on the service…
Welcome to Teenage Kicks’ Singles Club, the place where you can get away from troublesome commitment, the investment of your oh so precious time, spending too much money and whatever else ails ya in a tricky ‘long-term’ record listening situation.
Every two months the Teenage Kicks’ Singles Club will release a new A-Side and B-Side exclusive to the club for your listening pleasure, free of charge, of course. All that you need to do is sign up at the bottom of this page and become a member. You’ll receive your first single immediately, and once those 6-7 minutes are up you’re free to do whatever you please. Don’t forget that swinging is encouraged people, so feel free to share. The singles will keep coming until you find that special someone and decide to unsubscribe to our service. But until then, we’ll see you in the club.
*Teenage Kicks fully supports and encourages the making of full length records, even double records, but only sometimes triple albums*
So there you have it. I hope that all makes sense. On February 1st, 2012 you’ll be able to sign up and get the first single, it will also be the single from our new EP Be On My Side, which is being released just over a month later on March 2nd, 2012 at The Horseshoe (details TBA). In the weeks following the release of the single and leading up the release show we’ll have a short documentary coming online, a new website, and a few other surprises for y’all. We’re excited for you to hear the new stuff, so thanks for sticking with us thus far.
Not only are Teenage Kicks one of the best bands (are you sick of me talking about them yet?), but they are also really awesome about giving their music away for free. So, get into it, because it’s financially irresponsible for you not to.
Shook Our Bones - Teenage Kicks
You know, just in case you ever wanted to watch a low quality and extremely jumpy (it’s hard to have a steady hand and dance with your buds at the same time) video of one of the best bands, now you can. Forever one of the overeager dicks in the front row.
Here’s a couple random shots from last year. Thanks to everyone who came to the Silver Dollar for new years. It was a late one, but we had fun. We’re playing this Friday in London, so come on out!
I had a chance to see Teenage Kicks last year (they absolutely killed it) and now it looks like they’re also going to be the first band that I get to enjoy seeing live in 2012. I could not possibly be more stoked about this. Tumblr babies, if you’re a sane person who is into things that are awesome, you owe it to yourself to download their EP/come hang out with me and some of my favourite babes at this show.