October 21st, 2013 12:05pm
Heaven’s On The Other Side
Teen Girl Scientist Monthly is one of those rare bands that arrives fully formed with a debut album that sounds like it may as well be someone’s greatest hits record. Every song is catchy, well-constructed, and executed with a high level of confidence. If you love energetic indie rock/pop-punk/power pop, you will want to dance and sing along by the time the second chorus hits in most of their songs. “Summer Skin,” the first track and first single, is the best place to start with them. It’s this gleeful, reckless joyride of a song that just zooms at you full speed. The album overall reminds me a bit of The New Pornographers’ debut, and what it felt like to hear that band for the first time, and this song is very much the “Mass Romantic” of the record. It throws you right into the excitement, and the vocals by Morgan Lynch come close to Neko Case’s sassy, authoritative tone.
Buy it from Bandcamp. No, seriously, go buy it.