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My Teenage Stride aren't British. They're Brooklyn-ish.

January 2, 2008
It's obvious the four members of Brooklyn's My Teenage Stride have no shortage of pop songs in their arsenal. This band has several songs of lovely and shoegaze-y indie pop that rock those jingle jangle guitars of old time U.K. bands like Echo and the Bunnymen and The Wedding Present (although perhaps more pleasant sounding). And if contemporary band comparisons are more your jam, they also sound similar to the good distortion-free Brooklyn bands, Human Television and The Pains of Being Pure At Heart.

Though they've released three albums in their few years in existence (one reason they sound so remarkably polished), My Teenage Stride are still relatively under-the-radar, but their stealthy evasion from buzz might not last that long. These three men and one lady write solid songs that rest on a firm musical foundation. You don't have to be a Musicology major to know song craftsmen are at work here, as melodic riffs easily co-exist with joyful bass thumps, snappy percussion and well-placed synths.

You do, however, need to like upbeat and catchy songs for you to like My Teenage Stride. So they've got about 99% of the population covered right there.

We saw My Teenage Stride play Union Pool a few months back with two of our other favorites, The XYZ Affair and Fiasco. And they rocked it. We expect them to do the same at Luna Lounge.

My Teenage Stride play Luna Lounge, on Friday, January 11th.


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