Roddy Bottum, Will Schwartz, Jone Stebbins, and Lynn Perko Truell - who they've become, how they are dealing, and what their lives are in 2019 - all of this is on Imperial Teen's forthcoming release Now We Are Timeless.
The band wrote and recorded the new album in the cities the individual members have geographically gravitated to: New York City, the Bay Area, Denver, and Los Angeles. Themes of time and movement, averting and succumbing to crisis, dealing with loss and pain are all represented on the record, but what rings triumphant is the undeniable joy and catharsis that come from the band's spontaneous and improvisational approach to making music together.
In strict keeping with the band's roots of creating seemingly clean, pop presentations as a springboard for dramatic themes of loneliness, triumph, suicide, success, and failure, Now We Are Timeless moves us into a realm of inevitability for the band. While Seasick, the band's first release, thematically touched on the queasiness of pop and beach and sun and glare and the optimism that lies beneath, the new release serves as a bookend of sorts in its portrayal of a world in crisis, a frostbitten but melting iceberg, monolithic and stationary yet impermanent and resonant.
1. I Think That's Everything
2. We Do What We Do Best
3. Don't Wanna Let You Go
5. How We Say Goodbye
7. Somebody Like Me
9. The Girl