Tuesday, February 20, 2024

2024 Music So Far featuring Teezo Touchdown

Chapter & Verse by Gabby Barrett

Paisley Dreams by The Game

Explicit Language

American Dream by Savage

Explicit Language

Saviors by Green Day

Chicago (EP) by Ekkstacy

The People Who Aren't There Anymore by Future Islands

How Do You Sleep At Night?  With You by Teezo Touchdown

I'm not sure what is going on with the nails in the video, or in general with Teezo Touchdown, I haven't taken time to understand.  But I find this album very interesting.  It's this very odd mix of emo punk and rap.  I guess that's the best way to put it.  I find it interesting.  This is his debut album and he's old at 32 for a new artist.  But it's a very good debut.

The first thing that caught my attention were the lyrics.  The opening line to the opening song caught my attention.  Layered on top of a Green Dayish lick is him talking saying, "Someone stopped me and said, 'Hey dude, have you seen the new Spider-Man?' I said, 'Not yet, been really, really busy, but I promise I'ma see it when I can.'"  For some reason this really struck me.  It sounded so 80's punk.  Punk like The Dead Milkmen punk.  I was wandering around the Salt Lake City airport killing time waiting for my flight and thought, this sounds fun.  I liked the sound.  The lyrics were fun and thought this could be interesting.  Then I hit two songs that really got my attention, "Impossible" and "Neighborhood."  Thoughtful songs where again I found the lyrics to be smart and really liked the vibe of the music. At that point I was hooked.  This album has been in my rotation now for a few weeks and I really like it.  

It's funny listening to this album there are so many influences flying around I'm not sure where it all connects.  I will say though if alternative music still existed like it did back in the 80's I think this would be right there getting play on campus radio stations.  If you want to know what the alternative scene sounds like today, I would say give this album a listen. 

1 comment:

  1. I really, really, really like the Teezo Touchdown song. Thanks for introducing it to me.

    And as someone who has basically played with the same 8,000 or 9,000 baseball, basketball and football cards most every day since about 1982, let me just say that I respect Green Day's having discovered early their jam and all these years later still being jazzed about it.