D.C. fuzz-pop quartet Teen Mom says its newest EP, Gilly, is about “longing, time, and not leaving the house.” I’d offer that this is the kind of music you’d generally listen to in the house—-specifically, in a bedroom decorated with posters of Galaxie 500 and My Bloody Valentine.
Though the EP, released today, doesn’t sound made in a bedroom, at least—-recorded at Arlington’s esteemed Inner Ear Studios, it’s much more fully formed than that. This one doesn’t bring the same instant jam factor as the band’s 2012 EP, Mean Tom, whose “I Wanna Go Out” sounded immediately like a single. But the EP’s lead track, “Kitchen,” has a way of sneaking in the back door and making itself at home.
Listen to Gilly after the jump, and hear Teen Mom in person—-outside of the house!—-at the American Art Museum this Friday. Starting at 6 p.m. that evening, the band plays another Washington City Paper-curated installment of the Luce Unplugged series at the Luce Foundation Center. They’ll be joined by the always intriguing experimental folk duo Janel and Anthony, as well as beer. Lots of beer.