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The Teen Age Get Stuck in Emotional Quicksand on ‘Backwards’

“I don’t want to live without you,” the Teen Age admit in their new single, a surfy doo-wop cut produced by Jason Finkel (Hundred Waters, Hiatus Kaiyote) and buttressed by two-step drums and a whining guitar melody. They might want to take a step towards emotional maturity, but as the track’s title suggests, “I just keep falling backwards.”

The New York garage-punk quartet’s defeatist attitude will be all over their forthcoming second EP, which was recorded at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn and is due on March 4 via PaperCup Music. “Backwards,” like the rest of Bad Seed, “confronts certain inevitable truths that you’ve spent your youth avoiding,” the Teen Age writes of their new material. “It’s about reaching a certain age where everything you did when you were younger finally starts catching up to you.”

Listen to “Backwards” below, and catch the Teen Age live on January 8 at IDIO Gallery in Brooklyn.