The Teenage Prayers - Everyone Thinks You're the Best CD Review ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Friday, February 29, 2008

The Teenage Prayers - Everyone Thinks You're the Best CD Review

The Teenage Prayers Ready Second CD for Release March 18thThe forthcoming sophmore release from The Teenage Prayers hasn't left my CD player for the last week. The band's music is somewhat of a throwback to the 70's but it touches on all points of the spectrum. There are elements of Cheap Trick, New York Dolls, Queen and California funk-rock on this disc.

One of the standout tracks is "I'll Never Let You Go" which has the ballsy swagger of the New York Dolls and the band goes right from this track into the 70's Steely Dan-ish track "I'm In Love Again". Stylistically, the band is all over the map and yet this CD sounds like a coherent body of work.

Below is another track from the new disc that captures the soul-infused rave-up sound of the band.

The Teenage Prayers "Good Voodoo"

The new disc is produced by x-Dream Syndicate leader Steve Wynn. Wynn describes The Teenage Prayers as "the best elements of 70's art rock and Memphis soul put in a blender".

This is great stuff and the band got strong reviews for their show at Propect Park Bandshell last year. The band's current tour doesn't get any closer than Baltimore but, once the band gets back to NYC, I would expect a couple of local shows to follow.

Links:The Teenage Prayers' MySpace page
The Teenage Prayers' Website