Track Review: Teenage Halloween — “Holes”
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Photo by Sonya Alfano
New Jersery punk rockers Teenage Halloween are gearing up for the release of their self-titled debut in just a couple of weeks, and today the band has shared “Holes,” the album’s raucous and infectious second single. This sub-2 minute ripper is definitely in the vein of artists like Jeff Rosenstock and Screaming Females, bolstered by spirited performances from the band and short bursts of energy scattered across the tracks short run time. The song coalesces into an extremely catchy chorus that I guarantee will be stuck in your head for the rest of the week, if not longer.
About the song, the band said: “Holes” is a punk staple fastened with energetic dance-like melodies that carries the narrative of a closeted queer person growing up in familiar spaces. They’re constantly reminded of the need to suppress certain parts of themselves in order to survive. It’s about falling deep into personal hardships, trying diligently to justify and validate them to come out stronger but recognizing a reality where it’s safer not to do so.
Teenage Halloween is out 9/18 via Don Giovanni Records
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