Stay Creepy is Massachusetts-based SUPERTEEN’s follow up to their 2013 album Exponential SUPERTEEN, and their 2014 split-EP with NC’s Brother Beast. The album will be released on May 26th via Sad Cactus. Get hyped.
The band describes the track as thus:
Embarrassingly, it took me a few listens to figure out that this track is about recycling as metaphor. It’s not surprising then, that the lyrics of “Blue Bin” are brimming with the existential angst and loss of innocence that accompanies teetering on the edge of adulthood: “I saw myself born in trash, as trash / and of all the feelings that come and go, that one lasts”. The instrumental sections are too slippery and impatient to grasp with a closed fist, rapidly building, dying, and being reborn in different incarnations of sneering electric guitars and convulsive drumming. The repeated lyric “the breaking down and the rebuilding” serves not only the recycling-as-life comparison, but also as a (perhaps unintentional) descriptor of the track’s constantly reincarnating structure.
“Blue Bin” feels exhaustive, heavy with intricacies, polyrhythms, breakdowns, buildups. That makes the ending of the track even more harrowing: “I turn to glass” is repeated over a sea of discord, fading into an eerie and sustained nothingness. If “Blue Bin” is “one of the more stable and composed moments” of the album, I’m excited to see what absolute ruin awaits on Stay Creepy.
You can preorder Stay Creepy (in cassette, digital, or CD format!) via Sad Cactus.