“No one has fully lost it yet,” Teenage Wrist’s Marshall Gallagher tells Buzz Bands LA in today’s edition of QUARANTUNES. That is, unless you count a video of someone covering a Red Hot Chili Peppers song while naked. Here’s to the L.A. trio continuing to work and inspire each other:
THE LATEST FROM TEENAGE WRIST
It’s been almost a year since Teenage Wrist unleashed their “Counting Flies” EP. Led by the heavy-hitting single “Mary,” the EP followed their 2018 debut “Chrome Neon Jesus,” an album that cut a swathe through the history of shoegazing. Few bands do heavy, melodic and moody better. In November, just prior to the release of the video for “Mary,” co-founder Kamtin Mohager departed the band. Now guitarist Marshall Gallagher has stepped in as lead vocalist and, along with mates Anthony Salazar and Chase Barham, are waiting for their uncertain touring plans to firm up so they get back on the road again.
HOW ARE YOU HOLDING UP AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO MANAGE THE ‘STAY AT HOME’ EDICT?
Marshall Gallagher: We are doing great, all things considered. Everyone is healthy and no one has fully lost it yet. Although I did see a video on Instagram of Anthony playing guitar over a RHCP song … naked. So maybe I’m way off. I think I can speak for the Angelenos in the band when I say that we’re doing a lot of exercising. Everyone has been working on their own side projects in the box, and we have all been sending each other little bits of inspiration.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO WHEN THIS IS OVER?
Marshall Gallagher: We were really excited to tour this year on the new material, but obviously all that has been pushed back quite a bit. So, we’re mostly looking forward to finishing our new record and then playing the hell out of it live. Being able to see a movie in a theater will be nice, or having a meal not on the couch, or sharing coffee or a beer not over Zoom. It’s amazing how important being in the physical presence of your friends and family is. So much feeling gets lost over the internet.
ANYTHING WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS PLAYLIST?
Marshall Gallagher: Tried to keep it eclectic — if you don’t shuffle, there’s definitely a flow to it. Mostly just what we’ve been listening to, working out to, trying to copy (ha ha).