There is a certain sort of ultra-catchy, absurdly energetic garage rock that will level me whenever I’m exposed to it. The late, great Exploding Hearts are perhaps the most legendary practitioners of the form, and entire fertile subsets of the global rock underground are devoted to the task of writing, recording, and bashing out songs of this ilk. Still, even those who regularly spend their rent money on 7-inches don’t often come across a song that surges like “Teenage Heart,” the lead single from Team Spirit’s upcoming Killing Time. The album is coming this fall, but you have all summer to test the limits of your car speakers with this one. Take it for a test drive now.
Killing Time is out 9/30 on Vice. Buy “Teenage Heart” here.