Imperial Teen make a bold indie rock return


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San Francisco’s Imperial Teen return for the first time since 2012 with the release of ‘We Do What We Do Best’.

The indie rock veterans have been pointed and specific diaries of musical celebration, windows into the hypersensitive personal drama of relationships within the band, individual conquests and failures, and collective, aspirational hopes, dreams, and perspectives.

Roddy Bottum, Will Schwartz, Jone Stebbins, and Lynn Perko Truell can now confirm they have their fourth studio album on the way titles ‘Now We Are Timeless’.

The band wrote and recorded the new album in the cities the individual members have geographically gravitated to; New York City, the Bay Area, Denver, and Los Angeles. Themes of time and movement, averting and succumbing to crisis, dealing with loss and pain are all represented on the record, but what rings triumphant is the undeniable joy and catharsis that come from the band’s spontaneous and improvisational approach to making music together.

Talking about the single, the band said: “Using our voice is all we can do. We step up, collective and proud, this family of ours that’s sustained and explored creatively for over twenty years. We’re not saying we do what we do better than anyone, but the individuality of our collective voice is all that we have and it’s what we do. ‘We Do What We Do Best’.”

Imperial Teen On Tour:

July 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
July 26 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (MRG30) [SOLD OUT]
August 02 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
August 03 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

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