DC’s Teen Mom have seriously captivating lo-fi rock tunes. I could listen to this song ALL DAY LONG:
Mean Tom is their debut 12″ out at the end of the month via the wonderful Analog Edition. Also this description/history of the band is better than anything I could ever write about them:
Chris Kelly birthed the fuzz-pop skeleton of Teen Mom at university in Dublin amidst the strong influences of loneliness and Seinfeld reruns. He never talks about his experiences in Ireland.
Tom MacWright and Sean Dalby met at college in Virginia and formed both a series of bands as well as a ‘hired gun’ rhythm section, which has been the secret sauce behind every successful Washington, DC area band since. They met Chris Kelly when he crashed their July 4th party, and eventually learned about his music project, but never anything about his time in Ireland.
Eventually the skeletons became songs and the group became a band. They have been owning the DC music scene as of March 2011. The recordings also grew, producing an EP and several singles-in-waiting.
Sean is currently on the market.