Imperial Teen returns with its first album in 7 years, Now We Are Timeless (Merge Records) out July 12, 2019. The group shared a statement regarding its music:
“Using our voice is all we can do. We step up, collective and proud, this family of ours that’s sustained and explored creatively for over twenty years. We’re not saying we do what we do better than anyone, but the individuality of our collective voice is all that we have and it’s what we do. We Do What We Do Best.”
Imperial Teen’s releases over the past 20+ years have been pointed and specific diaries of musical celebration, windows into the hypersensitive personal drama of relationships within the band, individual conquests and failures, and collective, aspirational hopes, dreams, and perspectives. 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 Now We Are Timeless.