|Photo by Brian Scott
The Demon Beat’s “Teenage Wasteland” may call back to the Who’s “Baba O’Riley” in title, but it doesn’t even come close in sound: it’s a thrash of melodic garage rock, with a thumping bass line, hoarse vocals, and some terrific guitar playing. It’s a three minute shot of teenage lovesickness and rebellion, and it will stick in your head for days musically — until you watch the video, which is a creeping psychedelic swirl of the band crashing away on their instruments and surfing on slices of pizza.
Yes, surfing on pizza. You’ll have to watch it to see.
The video will stick the song in your head for weeks, which will be just in time for the Demon Beat’s upcoming LP, Less Is Less, to drop in September.