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the demon beat just debuted their video for “teenage wasteland” via impose magazine. the track will be featured on their upcoming september release, less is less due out on funny / not funny records. you can pre-order the lp here and receive an instant download of an exclusive ep!
check out what folks have been saying about the demon beat and their new video:
“It’s time someone claimed the name for real, and West Virginia’s The Demon Beat know how to do it, calling tainted, fuzzy memories of rocking out before you could go out in their new single, “Teenage Wasteland.” It’s all there: the classic rock shirts and stiff upper lips, the gum-chewing, shaggy-haired boys with downcast eyes, and the pizza…oh, the pizza. Caught in a teenage dream somewhere between the reality of basement rock in simpler times and the powerful mirage of dirt’s better qualities, The Demon Beat surf their pepperonis in a psychedelically scrumptious, super-fun music video so simple and bright, it’s hard to describe. These boys have already won (or lost) the poker game – they’re stripped of anything but a good time.” - Impose Magazine
“Members of The Demon Beat are veterans of the West Virginia music scene and are well known in the state for their loose, aggressive garage rock. With songs that often clock in under the three-minute mark, they make visceral music that seeks to “hit you right in the pit of your stomach.” – Paste Magazine
“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.” - Speakers in Code
“You all know I love my rock n’ roll given to me with a nice little punch in the face, which is exactly how I feel with this new jam just released by The Demon Beat. The group’s preparing to release their new album, Less is Less, which comes out in September via Funny/Not Funny Records. I feel like the group’s got a solid garage rock feel, but the vocals have a bit of a scratchy drawl, prompting me to give into these guys more punk rock leanings. It’s definitely an energy filled hit, so I hope it helps keep your day real.” - Austin Town Hall
It would come as no surprise to their fans, and the band itself might try to downplay it, but The Demon Beat looks like they’re about to “break through” and/or literally explode. And we are talking weeks, not months, here people…The Demon Beat may or may not have big, rich, famous things in their future. But they’ve at least done this: remind people what’s great about rock and roll. - WVRockscene
“West Virginia’s the Demon Beat, probably have the coolest, most badass band name I’ve heard in quite some time. Impose premiered the video for the band’s latest single, “Teenage Wasteland,” off their forthcoming effort, Less is Less. (If you’re curious, the album will see a September release from Funny/Not Funny Records.) What I love about this song is it kicks ass and is reminiscent of the Pixies, Nirvana and others.” – Joy of Violent Movement
“Easy riding party rock straight out of the mountains of West Virginia.” – Columbus Alive