I need to be honest with you people. This is a confession that I’ve made before, but I feel is worth repeating. I am neither a journalist or musician. I do not know what I’m talking about half the time. I’m sure that most of you are not the least bit surprised. The point being, sometimes an album comes around that is so artistic, so technical, so complex that my immediate reaction is “ah fuck, I’m gonna look like a jackass trying to review this.” Thank you to Fire is Motion for making me look like that jackass once again with their new EP, Still, I Try.
One of the youngest and yet most accomplished bands in the New Jersey DIY scene for the past several years has been Teenage Halloween, originally from Asbury Park. On October 20, the band released the highly anticipated Eternal Roast on Get Better Records and Fistolo Records. It was the band’s first formal release since 2015’s It Was Weird, But It Worked. Teenage Halloween celebrated the EP release with a show at New Brunswick’s Mt. Moon with good friends Fire is Motion, Ghost Camp, and Spowder.