Lynn Truell (The Dicks, Sister Double Happiness, Imperial Teen)
A solid, reliable, and adaptable drummer is always in demand, and Lynn Truell (née Perko) hasn’t been without a band since the dawn of the ’80s. A fixture in the San Francisco underground, notably with the second iteration of hardcore punks the Dicks and then the blues-heavy Sister Double Happiness, she demonstrated a killer combination of timing and texture. But Truell’s most impressive work was in ’90s indie-punks Imperial Teen, where she flaunted her ability to switch from tight pop beats to brittle, combustible throwdowns.
Most Booming Moment: Six seconds into 1996’s “Water Boy,” Truell lays down a simple pick-up that opens the gates for a rush of manic, pent-up energy. JEANNE FURY
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Feel the Sound being released in the UK on June 10, 2013 by MERGE Records!
Beginning June 10, Imperial Teen‘s Feel the Sound will be available on CD, LP and digital viaMerge Records in the UK and Europe. Will, Jone, Lynn & Roddy will play a couple of shows in England as well as their previously announced visits to Denver, San Francisco and Los Angeles this spring.
Like the sharpest pop music, Feel the Sound gets you to keep coming back for more, but unlike so much music today, it rewards you for doing so, giving you the experience of a fulfilled and yet still yearning, lively potential, one that will be further realized when the songs are performed live. SPIN deemed Imperial Teen, “eternally joyous indie-pop savants” while Magnet described Feel the Sound as “an LP full of energy and warmth, and the group’s symphonic pop sound is still as fresh as its debut in the ’90s.”
So many bands lose momentum and focus over time, but a little past its sweet sixteenth year of existence, Roddy Bottum, Lynn Perko Truell, Will Schwartz, and Jone Stebbins somehow grow both younger and wiser, connecting four characterful lives through creative friendship and deep trust, and forging a communal power that continues to grow stronger.
Imperial Teen on tour:
Apr 27 Denver, CO Hi Dive
May 24 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
May 25 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite
June 16 Isle of Wight, UK Isle of Wight Festival
June 18 London, UK The Borderline
Sat 4/27 Denver @ Hi-Dive
Fri 5/24 SF @ Bottom of the Hill
Sat 5/25 Los Angeles @ The Satellite
For tickets and more information visit: http://www.isleofwightfestival.com
SPIN Magazine writes: “Imperial Teen’s Friday set, promoting this year’s wonderfully weathered Feel the Sound (and featuring a mix of songs from that record, Seasick and its follow-up What Is Not to Love) was one of the festival’s sheer joys.”
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From music magazines like SPIN and Rolling Stone to fashion magazines like Glamour, everyone is excited to see Imperial Teen back in the “active” column!
In fact, so many fans requested their very own Imperial Teen masks after watching the premiere of the band’s cross-dressing party video for “Runaway” that we were inspired not only to make the masks available, but to have a contest!
For your chance to win, download and print this PDF of the masks from the “Runaway” video, take pictures of you and your friends disguised as Will, Jone, Roddy, and Lynn somewhere fun in your hometown, and send your photos to us! The best contest photo will win a personalized Imperial Teen prize pack!
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Here’s a new track from Feel the Sound to inspire your dance party plans!
Listen to “Out from Inside” via the Merge SoundCloud page
Imperial Teen will join the Merge SXSW showcase on March 16 and will also perform in Los Angeles at the Satellite on March 24. More chances to see Imperial Teen live are coming soon!
March 16, 2012 @ Merge SXSW Showcase 2012 @ Frank, Austin, TX
March 16, 2012 @ Home Slice Pizza 1415 and 1421 South Congress Ave, Austin, TX
FREE SHOW & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
March 24, 2012@ The Satellite, Los Angeles, CA
Visit Spin.com to watch the brand new video for “Runaway”!
The new album “Feel The Sound” is available now online and in stores!
For a limited time, a full stream of the album is available at Merge Records.
Eager fans can download it from Merge Records or iTunes.
“The wealth of hook-heavy pop wonders alone makes Feel the Sound a fantastic record, but the sure-footed air of confidence and self-assurance that carries the record is what truly cements Imperial Teen as more of an institution than a band. As they carve out their nook at whatever pace they choose, at this point we can rest easy knowing it’s quite likely going to be great.”
Click here to read the full review at All-Music.