Teenage Halloween | photo via Audiotree Live
Watch Teenage Halloween showcase their album and debut a new song on Audiotree Live
Teenage Halloween joined Audiotree in Chicago for a live studio session recently. The Asbury Park six-piece released their self-titled debut album last year on Don Giovanni Records, and they performed songs from the record and debuted a new tune, “Burn,” during the session.
The band’s songs explore gender euphoria, mental illness, existentialism and anarchy, but the sometimes-heavy themes don’t weigh down their sound. They pack the half hour set with upbeat power pop, which Audiotree describes as ska-adjacent, and infectious energy that doesn’t wane.
Most of Teenage Halloween identifies as queer, and they infuse this shared life experience and all its complexities into their songs. Throughout the set, it’s clear that music isn’t just a creative pursuit for the band, but an outlet for catharsis and a way to build a bright, beautiful community.
Watch the session below via YouTube or stream it on Spotify and Apple Music.