Teenage Cool Kids are an indie rock group from Denton, TX.
The band started in Summer of 2006 by Andrew Savage, later joined by
Daniel Zeigler whom Savage met while attending the University of North
Texas in Denton. The bands earlier material, from the self-released demo
and "Remember Me as a Silhoute" 7", was lo-fi, poppy and often compared to
early 90's indie rock. The bands first full length was "Queer
Salutations", released in 2007. Shortly after the release of "Queer
Salutations" the band embarked on its first tour. The band is decidedly
DIY, keeping all recording, songwriting, booking and visual art within the
band. Teenage Cool Kids spent much of 2008 touring the United States and
recording their next album. In 2009 the band was issued a cease and desist
by Chicago hip-hop duo The Cool Kids over alleged trade mark infringement.
The dispute ended with a settlement initiated by the Cool Kids. The
dispute delayed the bands second LP release by several months, but in June
2009 Foreign Lands was released by Protagonist Music and Narshardaa
Philadelphia’s Algernon Cadwallader is one of a handful of new bands that
is churning out tunes that are almost certainly inspired by the “classic”
Midwestern emo sounds of the early 90’s. You know exactly what I mean.
Twinkling guitar lines dance around intricate rhythms while impassioned
screams and singing punctuate the in-between in true Kinsella fashion. The
few songs from Algernon Cadwallader I’ve heard are outstanding. They are
refreshing and despite falling squarely in line with the output of Cap n’
Jazz and American Football from over ten years ago this isn’t a rehashing
of tired ideas. It sounds new, exciting, and bursting with passion, life,
and optimism. Sure they wear their influences on their sleeves, but
Algernon Cadwallader is simply a talented band making the music that they
love. They are the real deal, folks.