words by tom johnson
Behind every record label, there usually lies one band or artist that started the whole thing, so beloved they convinced someone to get the whole thing started. In the case of Sad Cactus Records that band is SUPERTEEN, the Salem, MA, quintet who have previously released three albums on the label and who, today, share the first cut from their forthcoming fourth full-length effort, Over Everything, which will be released at the end of February – Friday 23rd, to be more precise.
And it’s not hard to see where such adulation is derived from, the band’s new cut bursting in to life and staying there, golden and glorious, as the guitars swell and Sam Robinson and Meryl Schultz throw their voices all over that knotty and dramatic bedrock, the call-and-response stance of the vocals making for a thrilling burst of energy you can only do your best to keep up with.
The result is four-and-a-bit minutes of adrenalised, gnarly hedonism, with enough glimpses of dark amid the bluster to make for something wholly compelling – the track sitting like some rapturous entry-point to their highly-anticipated next chapter. Check it out below immediately.
You can pre-order then new album here