Fans of rock music rejoice because Teenage Wrist are here to remind you why distorted guitars, dreamy vocals and massive dynamics never go out of style. The Los Angeles band’s full-length debut Chrome Neon Jesus is a timeless collection of music from a group of music veterans who have unequivocally dedicated themselves to their craft and evoke everyone from Smashing Pumpkins to Sense Field in the process. The result is an album that’s inspired by the alternative heroes of the past yet retains a modern edge and is teeming with choruses so big that they stretch toward the stratosphere.
The band—Kamtin Mohager (bass, vocals), Marshall Gallagher (guitar, vocals) and Anthony Salazar (drums)—formed in 2015 and instantly made a name for themselves with their debut EP, Dazed. However while the EP was tracked in a few days, partially in Gallagher’s Koreatown apartment, Chrome Neon Jesus was recorded in the band’s hometown with Grammy Award winning producer/engineer Carlos De La Garza “As far as tones and sounds this was the first time as a band we were really able to push ourselves and capture what was in our heads” Gallagher explains. “We knew exactly what we wanted and Carlos did a really great job of bringing these songs out of us and giving us the tools we needed to do that.”