It’s a risky business to meet your musical heroes. They can shatter your illusions in a word. Or they can turn out to be the people you dream them to be.
So far, The Teenage Prayers are two-for-two on the winning side of that equation. In 2005, Grammy-winning soul legend Solomon Burke offered to produce a final track for their first album, Ten Songs, flew the
â€œEveryone Thinks Youâ€™re the Bestâ€ is filled with raucous melodies, a truly dislocated sense of time and place and lyrics that explore the dark corners of manhood and mankind. Touching many points on the musical spectrum, the album cavorts through garage rock, glam,
Lead singer Tim Adams, who has been called “a cross between James Brown and Isaac Brock” (of Modest Mouse) by the Boston Phoenix, is one of the band’s signature elements; brotherly harmonies by guitarist Terrence Adams provide perfect counterpoint. The rhythm section of Kyle Chrise on bass and Kyle Wills on drums, underpins the oddly familiar yet totally unique sound of this band. Adam Schatz on keys and Bethany Chase on vocals round out the richness and complexity.
â€œFrontman Tim Adams comes with the drama and energy so lacking in indie-rock these days and his brother Terry is adept at riffing on soul music as he is with the classic rock. The songs on this album promise you a bright future should you indulge.â€ Bruce Warren, WXPN- Philadelphia.
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