Teen Mortgage is one of the best bands in the DMV. The two piece make loud, fun, loud garage rock that’s loud. They’re buy a t-shirt good. I bought a t-shirt. I bought their tape. I do not own a tape player.
We’re very pleased to premiere their new single and video, “S.W.A.S.” It’s a good representation of the band. It’s under two minutes and if you’re not tapping your head and/or feet in the first 5 seconds, you know it’s not for you. If you’re a fan of the late, great Jay Reatard, you will love this stuff. It’s Reatard meets METZ with poppier melodies underneath dirtier production.
The video does not feature the band. It does feature footage from Skateboard Madness (Karma II) from 1977. It’s new to me and probably new to you and fits the sonic blast.
Like most quality garage acts, they’ve first and foremost a live act. See them this week in Philly, Rochester and Brooklyn. Dates and lineups below.
Wednesday, September 12
This Kills Me, Teen Mortgage, Slophouse, Tough Guy Soda, Swim Camp
Thursday, September 13
Teen Mortgage, Embers, Doc Baker’s TME, The Joke’s On Us
Teen Mortgage, Ratstar, Yeah Baby, Poppy Jean Crawford