The single marks the fourth preview of their pending Epitaph Records full length, ‘Still Love’.
Following previously releases singles in “Diorama”, “Sunshine” and the album’s title track featuring Softcult, Teenage Wrist have enlisted S.A. Martinez, the veteran voice of 311 to assist on their latest album preview, “Dark Sky”.
Showcasing refined songwriting, big melody and interesting dynamics that make for a well-executed alt rock track, the band explained how they felt the 311 OG worked into the mix well.
“We toured with 311 in the summer of 2022, and it was nothing short of life changing for me,” front man Marshall Gallagher recalled. “I’ve been a diehard fan since I can remember discovering music on my own. S.A.’s voice was the first thing I heard after peeling off the plastic on the ‘Blue’ album CD and popping it in my friend’s home stereo circa 1998.”
Gallagher added how he and his creative cohort in Anthony Salazar bonded over their shared love for 311 and how the collaboration brought them full circle. “One of the most defining moments in my relationship with Anthony is when we sang “Down” together at karaoke… Not only did S.A. destroy this performance, but the lyrics were 100% on point in keeping with his iconic style. A truly mind-blowing experience in Wrist history.”
Gallagher further elaborated on the lyrical substance loaded in the latest single and the kind of catharsis rooted in the stanzas. “The lyrics to ‘Dark Sky’ were inspired by an essay written by my cousin (Suzannah Showler) about our relationship to night and darkness. Part of my own personal development has been accepting the things I don’t know and can’t control, forgiving and accepting myself for being flawed. So, I really connected with this idea that we are terrified of the dark on an instinctual level, but the pursuit of eradicating it, physically and metaphorically, throws the world out of balance.
The “new pollution” in this case is light pollution, or more in the context of the song, pursuit of what we think is right and good. It becomes exhausting and counterproductive – lately I’ve been finding it much more liberating to just admit that I know nothing.”
In addition to the arrival of Still Love next month, Teenage Wrist will be out in support of the August 4th release with a headlining trek set to begin September 5th. The 24-date stretch will include an appearance at Furnace Fest on September 23rd in Birmingham, AL and close out with a hometown show in Los Angeles on October 8th. The run will include supporting sets from Spiritual Cramp, as well as Initiate, Trauma Ray and Slow Joy on select dates. A full list of stops can be found below.
Still Love arrives August 4th via Epitaph Records. Pre-order the album – HERE
Teenage Wrist Headlining Tour Dates
09.05 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
09.06 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
09.08 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
09.09 – Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s
09.11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
09.12 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
09.14 – Milwaukee, WI – X-Ray Arcade
09.15 – Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
09.16 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
09.17 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
09.19 – Boston, MA – Sonia
09.20 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
09.21 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Made
09.23 – Birmingham, AL – Furnace Fest
09.24 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
09.26 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
09.27 – Tampa, FL – New World Brewery
09.29 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
09.30 – Nashville, TN – The End
10.02 – Dallas, TX – Sons Of Hermann Hall
10.03 – Austin, TX – The Parish
10.05 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
10.07 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
10.08 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room