Hailing from Seattle, Great Grandpa have debuted the lead single from their forthcoming debut, Plastic Cough, releasing July 7 on Double Double Whammy Records.
“Teen Challenge” is a punchy, infectious piece of power-pop that feels like it comes straight out of 1994 — and oh, is it glorious.
The trudging power chords, scratchy vocals from Alex Menne, and a retrospective look at the awkward, formative teenage years make “Teen Challenge” a sweet homage to the indie rock stalwarts of yesteryear.
But don’t let the nostalgia factor make you think there isn’t a freshness to their sound. Great Grandpa execute these musical themes with such maturation and precision, you’d think you were listening to it for the first time.
Listen to the single above and pre-order Plastic Cough here.