San Francisco-located indie rock band Warren Teagarden and The Good Grief release “Haircut”, a new wacked-out track from their upcoming album Modern Drugs. The LP is set to drop on November 12th via Meaningless World Records.
Led by Warren Teagarden (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), the band is also made up of Pete Zeri (lead guitar, backing vocals), Marc Anderson (bass), Jessica Mathieson (percussion, backing vocals), and Tina Davis (drums).
Teagarden relates details about Modern Drugs, explaining, “We recorded the album ourselves on a Tascam 388 reel to reel. It’s a bit heavier and possibly a bit weirder than our previous records. Also, the first album I’ve done without any acoustic guitar.”
The band has been playing a coolly askew take on punk-imbued indie rock for over 10 years, delighting and sometimes confounding audiences and critics with their off-center, wide-ranging, yet catchy blend of pop, rock, and punk.
Rebel Noise is stoked to host the premiere of “Haircut”, a spiky, wacked-out track that starts off with jaggedly lurching and lunging guitar lines, menacingly jabbed bass line, and peppily pushy drum beat. Teagarden comes in with quasi-friendly vocal exclamations at first, casually saying, “Hey, c’mere / Get a haircut.”
Teagarden, however, quickly ramps it up to a verbal attack, threatening in an insane-sounding, sing-song fashion, “I’ve got a razor.” Yeah, so, it’s pretty sure bet that this haircut’s not going to go too well - but the song itself teetered on a knife’s edge; sharp, taut, and attention-getting, for sure.