SPIN Magazine : Imperial Teen’s Lynn Perko-Truell named top 100 Greatest Drummers of Alternative Music

imagesLynn 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!

phpThumb_cache_mergerecords.com_srcf7c0cc072b3c9f8f722f3da92956dd07_par65b27c8fe1a750e6792cb6471d907532_dat1320259702Feel 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

Invite Imperial Teen to your party to win!

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!

Click to download and print your very own Imperial Teen masks!

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!

All Music gives “Feel The Sound” 4 stars

“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.