Los Angeles band Teenage Wrist have released “Yellowbelly,” the next single from their forthcoming sophomore album Earth Is A Black Hole due out February 12 via Epitaph.
According to vocalist and guitarist Marshall Gallagher, “Yellowbelly” represents the core of Earth Is A Black Hole. “It came out early in the writing process and really informed the rest of the record,” explains Gallagher. “It's partly about death, or the inevitability of it being a motivator for reveling in life. It's about not letting fear, doubt or ego stop you from making connections, because the opportunity could end at any moment. I've personally spent a lot of time being pessimistic and isolated and whatnot, but I decided I'd rather test the limits of my love and free will. That's going to be a lifelong endeavor I think, and will take some time to learn but it's better than dying, knowing I didn't try as hard as I could.”
Today, the band shares the music video directed by Gilbert Trejo (Chelsea Wolfe, Blackbear).
Produced by Colin Brittain (Basement, A Day to Remember), Earth Is A Black Hole incorporates elements of modern rock with the band’s signature shoegaze styling while integrating synths, drum samples, and electronica to ultimately take their sound to a more expansive and aggressive level. Conceptually, the album focuses on the potential that we all have to transmute our past into something positive. This concept is paralleled in the collage-style artwork designed by Colin Crane, which acts a visual representation of the album’s central theme. The dichotomy between hope and hopelessness is what lies at the core of this album.
Earth Is A Black Hole Track Listing
1. Squeeze (Intro)
2. Taste Of Gasoline
3. New Emotion
6. Wear U Down
7. High Again
8. Wasting Time
9. Earth Is A Black Hole
Teenage Wrist is Marshall Gallagher (guitar, vocals), and Anthony Salazar (drums).