The Teen Age – “Low Cunning”

Go, man, go!  You thought you were so smart ordering pizzas before we got home and now the pizza guy is gonna get home before we do and I’m hungry as shit and my teen angst is flaring up and I need sustenance, man!

The Teen Age hold a special spot in The Burning Ear history: They formed when members of their previous bands (TBE faves The Denzels and Fast Years) read about each other right here on the site, realized they were both in Brooklyn, and got in touch. The rest is raw guitar rock history. 

Low Cunning

[MIX] TBE Presents: The 2011 Summer Mega-Mix!

Cover Art by DARTS

I don’t wanna hear one peep about how “summer is almost over!” or “but it’s not even sunny where I am” or “this mix is late” or “my eyes are melting from that album art.” Summer is a frame of mind and TBE is about to whip yours into shape! Now that you have grown tired of your own summer mix as well as all the ones that other blogs put out months ago, it’s time to get the summer mix to not only end all summer mixes, but to end summer itself! (Except thats not even true because I have a specially themed bonus summer mix for next week! Stay tuned…) The Burning Ear 2011 Summer Mega-Mix has something for everyone and happens in a few different waves so it’s best listened to in order.

So smooth out those short shorts, dust off those cocktail umbrellas, slide those shades up on the nose, and feel the warm breeze between your sandy toes because this mix is about to start with a bang. And did I mention that album art courtesy of DARTS? I can’t even count the number of awesome things going on. There is at least one for each of the 19 jams happening below. Read more

[MP3] The Denzels – “Slow Death” & “Montrose Next Door”

i said it’s tuesday, let’s go out and paint the town red, yeah so what we’re broke let’s do it

♫ The Denzels – Slow Death

Just cause it’s rainy and gloomy here in Warsaw doesn’t mean that those of you who live in places having a real summer can’t get your shades/brews/tunes combo platter on and bask in the good times. Who better to soundtrack that fun then Brooklyn’s The Denzels who kick out jams that could turn Brighton Beach into the next Venice. These guys are on nobody’s radar yet and it’s a damn shame because between these two tracks it’s clear they have the chops for squinty eyed summer days with cold colas as well as sunset on the shore with your beachside lover.

♫ The Denzels – Montrose Next Door


Do your weekend and your next summer mixtape justice and slide these jams in right there. Look for a full EP in the fall.

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