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Teenage Wrist share new track ‘Yellowbelly’

Earth Is A Black Hole incorporates elements of modern rock with the band’s signature shoegaze styling

Los Angeles band Teenage Wrist have released ‘Yellowbelly,’ the next single from their forthcoming sophomore album Earth Is A Black Hole due out 12th February via Epitaph.

According to vocalist and guitarist Marshall Gallagher, “Yellowbelly’ represents the core of Earth Is A Black Hole. “It came out early in the writing process and really informed the rest of the record,”“It’s partly about death, or the inevitability of it being a motivator for reveling in life. It’s about not letting fear, doubt or ego stop you from making connections, because the opportunity could end at any moment. I’ve personally spent a lot of time being pessimistic and isolated and whatnot, but I decided I’d rather test the limits of my love and free will. That’s going to be a lifelong endeavour I think, and will take some time to learn but it’s better than dying, knowing I didn’t try as hard as I could.”  

Today, also sees the band share the track’s music video directed by Gilbert Trejo (Chelsea Wolfe, Blackbear).

Produced by Colin Brittain (Basement, A Day to Remember), Earth Is A Black Hole incorporates elements of modern rock with the band’s signature shoegaze styling while integrating synths, drum samples, and electronica to ultimately take their sound to a more expansive and aggressive level. Conceptually, the album focuses on the potential that we all have to transmute our past into something positive. This concept is paralleled in the collage-style artwork designed by Colin Crane, which acts a visual representation of the album’s central theme. The dichotomy between hope and hopelessness is what lies at the core of this album.

Earth Is A Black Hole

1.    Squeeze (Intro)
2.    Taste Of Gasoline
3.    New Emotion
4.    Yellowbelly
5.    Silverspoon
6.    Wear U Down
7.    High Again
8.    Wasting Time
9.    Earth Is A Black Hole
10.    Stella