@Teenage Wrist's sound is (openly) descendent from My Bloody Valentine, Failure, Swervedriver, and the Smashing Pumpkins. Thankfully, TW isn’t in the tribute-band circuit.
The original core members bassist/singer Kamtin Mohager, drummer Anthony Salazar, and guitarist/singer Marshall Gallagher released two EPs—2015’s Dazed and 2019’s Counting Flies—sandwiched around their 2018 full-length debut Chrome Neon Jesus. All three collections furthered their polished shoegaze by also incorporating Cure-like melodies, Dinosaur Jr.’s placid-to-punishing dynamics, and 30 Seconds to Mars’ early emo leanings.
After Mohager left to focus on his indietronica project, The Chain Gang of 1974, guitarist Marshall Gallagher grabbed the wheel on 2021’s 'Earth Is a Black Hole' (via @Epitaph Records). Now as a duo, Gallagher and Salazar continued broadening the band’s shimmering sound by incorporating synths, drum samples, and electronica.
Just before releasing the fresh, tight 10-song collection that vividly paints light and dark with a matching sound that soothes and soars—guitarist (and now full-time frontman) Marshall Gallagher virtually welcomed PG’s Perry Bean to his jam space.
In this episode, we find out why Gallagher needs a bridge humbucker, he explains going stereo with a hulky JCM 800 and a mid-focused Rockerverb, and gushes about the cult-classic chorus that helps create his signature swooshing snarl.
[Facing a mandatory shelter-in-place ordinance to limit the spread of COVID-19, PG enacted a hybrid approach to filming and producing Rig Rundowns. This is the 41st video in that format.