Garden state punk rockers Teenage Halloween have announced their second full length LP, titled Till You Return. Due out October 20 via Don Giovanni, the record is the long-awaited follow up to their self-titled 2020 debut. In preparation of the new album, the band has released “Supertrans/Takeaway” a double A-side single as well as an accompanying music video.
“Supertrans/Takeaway” offers a quick one-two punch for those eager to jump back into the group’s powerful, introspective bangers. Non-binary lead singer and guitarist Luk Henderiks comes in with an immediate urgency on “Supertrans,” crying out about gender identity and their own self perception, at first backed by solitary distorted riffs, but quickly followed with the intense guitar melodies and robust rhythms that fans have come to expect from the band. “Takeaway” allows Henderiks to catch their breath, letting the instruments crash in with a slurry of chord changes before once again taking a back seat to their strikingly vulnerable lyrics.
The double single is accompanied by tripped-out nightmare visuals, finding Henderiks battling their deepest anxieties brought to life in the demonic form of their bandmates. The video was directed by Jordan Serrano, close friend of the band and member of contemporary pop-punk outfit CALICUZNS.
Teenage Halloween’s self titled debut in 2020 swiftly won over a host of tastemakers. BrooklynVegan placed it at #10 on their Best New Punk Albums Of 2020, while Stereogum hailed them on their 40 Best New Bands Of 2020 list. American Songwriter, Paste, and KEXP also had nothing but praise for the up-and-coming band. They embarked on their first national tour in late 2021, notching nearly 150 shows on their belts; including an invitation to showcase at SXSW and dates with Algernon Cadwallader, Chris Farren, Good Riddance, Say Anything and more.
Check out the music video for “Supertrans/Takeaway” below.