London shoegaze/psych-pop four piece Teen Brains – comprised of Tyler Darrington, Jack Palfrey, Harley Wright, and Charlie Robbins – is known for the impossible way with which they have taken over the London underground scene. Good news? They’re currently revving up for their upcoming Translucent EP release. (Thank God.) We’ve always been big fans of their work, knowing that their live shows are absolutely incredible, and we’ve been anxiously anticipating spinning new music. And we get to do it sooner than everyone else. Check out the exclusive stream of the EP before it’s available!
Translucent starts off with strong track “In A Haze”, which is memorable – not only because of the fact that the instrumentals match the title, but – because it’s the kind of psych jam you build into. Toe-tapping, dancing, singing, whatever it may be for you. It’s not altogether obvious that you should at the beginning, and then you just can’t stop yourself. “Isolation” follows with a more biting – almost surf-pop – guitar riff that damn near isolates itself in your brain before folding into swirling sound with the aid of percussion and dreamy vocals.
The third track, “Wash Away”, begins with the background sounds of water and birds. For a fraction of a moment, you’re lost in the sound and then the guitar slices through your mind’s eye to snap you back into party mode. Bleary vocals make this song feel lazy, as if it has its own southern California vibe to it. The EP is rounded out with “Translucent”, a single that premiered recently with Clash. Although it follows with the surf-pop leaning theme, the guitars have a drone to them that makes the track feel as if it belongs in a former time. We’re feeling a lot of 70’s vibes, and we’re totally digging it.
Translucent is out September 12th via Witch Girl Recordings. It is available for preorder now.