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Teenage Retirement
Chumped – Teenage Retirement
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 15:38
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Following up their 12-inch, New York’s Chumped strike again with “Teenage Retirement”, their debut full-length which is out now on Anchorless.

They bang out twelve tunes on here that go from jangly to urgent to messy in a matter of seconds, with big hooks thrown in almost as an afterthought. It lends the band an undeniable charm, which also stems from Anika Pyle’s vocals.

It’ pop-punk played with Iron Chic’s ‘we don’t care’ attitude but it just as well made me think of a punked up Cayetana thanks to Pyke’s cute yet powerful vocals. Songs like the speedy “Long Division” comes with more somber moments before speeding up again while “Something About Geography” can be best described as… well, awesome. But they’ll just as well throw in an emo-ish twinkly song like “Old And Tired” towards the end.

If you like honest songs that are as high on energy as they are melodic, you’d be doing yourself a favor by checking out “Teenage Retirement”.

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.