PREMIERE: The Teen Age’s “Glade Dreams” sounds like Joe Strummer fronting a CBGB tribute band

The Teen Age
photo: CJ Harvey

They’ve been kicking around the New York City scene for four years now, but 2016 is sure to be the year of the Teen Age. The Brooklyn quartet deals in a delightful mixture of garage rock and ’70s punk swagger on their new EP Bad Seed, specifically on opening track “Glade Dreams,” which we’re premiering today. Take one listen and you might think Joe Strummer has come back from the dead to front a CBGB tribute band—and that is a pairing we are A-OK with. Bassist Bill Dvorak comments:

“The song is meant to be a slice of life and an ode to reckless youth. It’s a bit of garage pop nostalgia for the antics of a bored teenager, in the same vein as the Ramones’ ‘Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue.’”

The Teen Age’s Bad Seed EP will be released March 4 via PaperCup Music and can be pre-ordered here.

The Teen Age’s next gig is March 3 in New York City at the Mercury Lounge (details).