Album Reviews

When We Were
Teen Agers When We Were
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 15:55
submitted by

Since the release of their last album back in 2013, life has apparently not always been equally kind to Teen Agers. On their new album, ‘When We Were’, these Florida natives deal with subject matter like anxiety, overcoming loss and prescription drugs. Life’s not always a party.

But during those five years in between albums, they have also grown with leaps and bounds as songwriters. Something that shows right away once they get the short intro out of the way and let loose with the No Motiv-like ‘Overreacting, the über-catchy single ‘Jar Breaker’ and the post-hardcore burn of ‘Self Abuse,’ which on top of everything else packs a chorus Bob Mould would be proud of.

I mean, seriously… that’s just the first three songs. At that point you still have the fired up punk rock of ‘Never Let Me Down’ and ‘Never Say It’ to look forward to along with the jagged riffage of ‘We Fly’, before Teen Agers tie everything together with ‘Loose Ends’. Sorry, couldn’t resist that one.


Track listing:

  1. When We Were
  2. Overreacting
  3. Jar Breaker
  4. Self Abuse
  5. Never Let Me Down
  6. We Fly
  7. Never Say It
  8. Take Everything
  9. Where We Exist
  10. Jen
  11. Get A Clue
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.