Today, Imperial Teen share “Don’t Wanna Let You Go,” a sexy jam for these hot summer days! The new single kicks off with the signature Imperial Teen breathiness and vocal play and joins previously released songs “Walkaway” and “We Do What We Do Best” in the run-up to the band’s triumphant return with Now We Are Timeless on July 12.
In strict keeping with Imperial Teen’s roots of creating seemingly clean, pop presentations as a springboard for dramatic themes of loneliness, triumph, success, and failure, Now We Are Timeless moves us into a realm of inevitability for the band. While their first album Seasick thematically touched on the queasiness of pop and beach and sun and glare and the optimism that lies beneath, the new release serves as a bookend of sorts in its portrayal of a world in crisis, with its artwork showcasing a frostbitten but melting iceberg, monolithic and stationary yet impermanent and resonant.
What has remained constant over the years is Imperial Teen’s indisputable knack for writing profound hooks as a framework for their musical memories. Their songs exhibit the realness, joy, and energy that only good friends can conjure.
Now We Are Timeless is available for pre-order on CD, LP, and limited-edition “blue ice” Peak Vinyl in the Merge store, or wherever records are sold, including Imperial Teen’s shows next month!
Imperial Teen on tour:
Jul 16 Denver, CO – Twist & Shout (free in-store performance)
Jul 25 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
Jul 26 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (MRG30) [SOLD OUT] Aug 02 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
Aug 03 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Aug 04 Palm Springs, CA – The Alibi