TEEN SUICIDE – ” honeybee table at the butterfly feast “

Posted: September 26, 2022 in MUSIC

Teen Suicide have released their long-awaited new album, “honeybee table at the butterfly feast”, from Run For Cover Records. Having already drawn early attention from the likes of Stereogum, The FADER, BrooklynVegan, Paste Magazine, and more, the album offers some of the band’s most ambitious and varied work to date–even for a group who have always been known to keep listeners on their toes. Teen Suicide mastermind, Sam Ray, wrote the sixteen song opus while working through serious health issues and a very real sense of urgency permeates the album’s wide range of sounds and ideas.

What would an autumn playlist even be without at least one overly emo, slightly overwrought, yet astoundingly pretty acoustic guitar ballad?. The (in)appropriately named Teen Suicide managed to overcome their inconsiderate band name to create one of my favourite albums this year, and one of its many highlights finds singer Sam Ray pining for a lost love at precisely this time of year.

Recalling early Beach Boys ballads like “Your Summer Dream” and “Lonely Sea” he sings, “I fell in love with you the first time in spring/ So it’s only right we’re leaving now the leaves have changed.

Since forming Teen Suicide in 2009, Ray has led the project through endless sonic shifts and evolutions, always leaving listeners on their toes but completely along for the ride. From scrappy lo-fi punk to bombastic post-rock to ambient soundscapes, the most consistent thing about Teen Suicide–and its various permutations, like American Pleasure Club–is Ray’s intense creativity and the deeply compelling songwriting that results from it. “honeybee table at the butterfly feast” was written over the course of several years while Ray struggled with a mysterious respiratory illness, which made it very difficult to perform and record—and eventually led to a near death experience. Yet the album is still vibrant and wide-ranging with Ray’s artistic restlessness resulting in a genre-spanning journey that finds the songwriter beginning to unpack a new phase of life.

Teen Suicide has never been an easy project to pigeonhole, and that’s truer than ever on the mercurial “honeybee table“, as Ray embraces his and all of our everyday battles to find fulfillment, as well as an expansive sonic palette, with wide-open arms.” – Paste Magazine

“get high, breathe underwater (#3)” by Teen Suicide, from the upcoming album ‘honeybee table at the butterfly feast’ out August 26th, 2022 via Run For Cover Records

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