Premiere: Teenanger, “Singles Don't $ell”

Video by Jeremy Jansen

On September 17, Southpaw Records will put out the excellent third record of Toronto's Teenanger, which we premiered for you here and gave a little backstory on the hilariously titled (and sadly appropriate) Singles Don't $ell. In anticipation of the record's release, Teenanger now has a video for that title track, and in its delivery, we see the scuzzy punks posing, sad-faced, in front of a sign that reads "NO STAGEDIVING." The performance spot looks more like a car garage than a venue, and the band registers all that painful boredom in both their faces and in the grainy, scattershot quality of the VHS-style video. Though there may be truth in the platitude that singles don't sell, Teenanger are doing very little to give you an alternative, and that in itself seems like the brutal commentary.

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In addition to the release of their record next week, Teenanger have announced several North American tour dates. Catch them below.

September
14 – Toronto @ The Silver Dollar w/ Cellphone & Comet Control
26 – Ottawa @ 614 Gladstone w/ Pop 1280
27 – Montreal @ TBA (Pop Montreal after-party, details TBA)
October
03 – Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon Street w/ Happy Dagger & Turquoise Feeling
04 – NYC @ Cake Shop w/ Family Curse
05 – Brooklyn @ Death By Audio w/ Pampers
11 – Buffalo @ Spiral Scratch Records w/ White Whale, Thaals & Dream Journal
12 – Cleveland @ Now That’s Class w/ TBA
15 – Montreal @ Ill Motore w/ Fuzz & CCR Headcleaner
16 – Toronto @ Parts & Labour w/ Fuzz & CCR Headcleaner
24 – Detroit @ The Painted Lady w/ Radio Burns & Feelings
25 – Chicago @ Bric-A-Brac Records 6pm w/ Sky Maul (Free early show)
25 – Chicago @ Wally’s World w/ Feelings
26 – Milwaukee @ Quarters w/ TBA
31 – Toronto @ The Silver Dollar – Halloween show (as The Ramones)
November
23 – Sudbury @ The Townehouse w/ Strange Attractor & Wrong Hole
29 – Hamilton @ TBA w/ Odonis Odonis & Soupcans
30 – London @ APT w/ Odonis Odonis & Soupcans

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