Teen Suicide are gearing up for the release of their long-awaited new album, honeybee table at the butterfly feast, due out next week on August 26th from Run For Cover Records, and today they've shared two more songs, "i will always be in love with you (final)" and "new strategies for telemarketing through precognitive dreams."
With honeybee table at the butterfly feast, Teen Suicide mastermind, Sam Ray, offers some of the most ambitious work of his career. The sixteen song opus toggles between a wide range of sounds as deftly as it tackles difficult existential ideas. "i will always be in love with you (final)" is an openhearted acoustic ballad with layered harmonies and a sugary sweet melody that's then echoed in the following song, "new strategies for telemarketing through precognitive dreams." Despite it's winding title, the track is one of the album's more direct rock songs, led by crunchy guitars and interlocking leads that cut through the fuzz.
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Since forming Teen Suicide in 2009, Ray has led the project through endless sonic shifts and evolutions, always leaving listeners on their toes but completely along for the ride. From scrappy lo-fi punk to bombastic post-rock to ambient soundscapes, the most consistent thing about Teen Suicide--and its various permutations, like American Pleasure Club--is Ray's intense creativity and the deeply compelling songwriting that results from it. honeybee table at the butterfly feast was written over the course of several years while Ray struggled with a mysterious respiratory illness, which made it very difficult to perform and record—and eventually led to a near death experience. Yet the album is still vibrant and wide-ranging with Ray's artistic restlessness resulting in a genre-spanning journey that finds the songwriter beginning to unpack a new phase of life.
Teen Suicide have two headline shows in Brooklyn and Los Angeles coming up in October. Tickets are on sale now, see itinerary below.