Teenage Sweater

Imagine if New Wave had a kid brother. A kid brother who ran laps around a playground’s swing set but was still kind of morose on the inside. Teenage Sweater is the 2013 incarnation of said kid brother. The Petaluma twosome has just signed to Tricycle Records and released their Concentration LP last week. Buoyant in energy yet harmonizing in chillwave synths, Teenage Sweater is dance-happy music for the wallflowers. The duo of Mario Ruiz and Connor Alfaro incorporate upbeat-ness with darker synth overlays, an ear-friendly addition to your spring playlists. Their sound isn’t all glitter and neon and nowhere near Passion Pit-wannabe – this is music still coated with air of mystery and darkness.

Concentration is an exciting release for Tricycle Records, who partnered with new label These Are My Friends Records for the first time. Concentration is available now on MP3 digital download, tape cassette, and vinyl.

Listen to “Coconut Water ” by Teenage Sweater below.