Grunge, alt rock, and skate punk collide colossally in “Smoked,” the commanding new single from D.C. punk band Teen Mortgage. A genius concoction of grimy guitar leads, fuzzy bass riffs, cool drumming, and a minimalist yet ultra-catchy chorus delivered via captivating high-pass vocals results in a murky, lo-fi soundscape that reminds us of heavier, fuzzier Nirvana. This track is completely mesmerizing from beginning to end. It feels like we’re running, stumbling, falling through a dark, desolate, eerie, and treacherous landscape. Tread -- or skate -- carefully.
Teen Mortgage - Smoked