Lapis Exili – SUPERTEEN (Track Review)

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With an upcoming album called STAY CREEPY on the way, it’s unsurprising SUPERTEEN is from Salem, Massachusetts and their first single was released on Halloween. The track, “Lapis Exili” furthers this motif by creating a haunting and introspective sound, one which showcases SUPERTEEN’s skilled creation of powerful, dynamic songs.

The vocals and lyrics especially are high points on “Lapis Exili.” The combined effect of Meryl Schultz’s soft singing and Sam Robinson’s deeper, (sometimes) more aggressive voice creates a unique contrast. The dual voices have a heavier impact, especially in lines like, “looking out is looking in is looking out is looking in” and “it’s deep inside of me/deep enough to fit the world, the universe, and everything in between.” The two vocals occasionally muddle the sound, making it hard to make out specific lyrics at first; but consider that incentive and excuse to listen to the song again and again.

The group is also impressive instrumentally; the bass and guitar tones (and the effects used) capture a clear feeling over the course of their releases. The build-up during the middle portion of “Lapis Exili” is a great example of how well every member of the band meshes together. Hopefully, it will prove to be a sample of what can be expected on the rest of the full-length.

If you are looking for an up-and-coming band similar to Self Defense Family and mewithoutYou, look no further than SUPERTEEN. STAY CREEPY is out January 7th on Sad Cactus Records.

 

 



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