Teenage Halloween Releases New Single / Music Video “Getting Bitter”

Teenage Halloween

Releases New Single / Music Video “Getting Bitter

From Upcoming LP

Till You Return

Due October 20 via Don Giovanni Records

pre-order link

“A highly personal look at gender anxiety… bash and thrash with howling magnetic energy.”


“One of the band’s most urgent efforts yet.”Under The Radar

“Explosive, powerful punk anthems that pick right upwhere the debut LP left off and find Teenage Halloween charging forward. They’re really promising songs (for what’s to come from the album).”BrooklynVegan

Photo by Okie Dokie Studio

After announcing their forthcoming sophomore studio album Till You Return last month, Teenage Halloween have released their brand new single, the second track to be released ahead of the album, titled “Getting Bitter.” The single is streaming across all platforms now. The track is accompanied by an animated music video, which can be seen HERE. “Getting Bitter” sees bass player Tricia Marshall taking lead vocal and songwriting duties.

Watch / Share: “Getting Bitter” video

Getting Bitter arrives alongside a music video which connotes early Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Dr. Katz-inspired squiggle cartoon unease, which echoes the songs themes of anxiety and fear. The video, created by NYC multimedia artist Preston Spurlock, features an antagonist skeleton who moves through life unaware of the terrifying affect his actions are having on everyone he encounters.

Teenage Halloween’s bassist Tricia Marshall takes lead vocals and songwriting duties with the track, and reflects on the meaning behind the song, stating that it’s “about feeling the peak of frustration with an addict family member. You’ve offered them all kinds of help in the past –emotional support, financial support, what have you — and realize that your help is fruitless without them first wanting to help themselves. And because you care for and love this person, you want to continue the support, but a bitter edge develops as they continue their self-destructive path. You grow somewhat resentful of this person who takes family and sobriety for granted, when in reality it’s not entirely their fault, so you’re left in an uncomfortable crossroad.”

Photo by Okie Dokie Studio

Teenage Halloween have a number of upcoming shows including supporting Smoking Popes, and three album release celebration shows.

  • September 2nd @ The Meadows, Brooklyn – supporting Smoking Popes w/ Taking Meds

Album Release Shows

  • October 20th @ The Ukie Club, Philadelphia PA – w/ The Superweaks, Puppy Angst, Homeless Gospel Choir (solo)
  • October 21st @ Salty’s, Lake Como NJ w/ Have A Good Season, The Vaughns, Lightheaded
  • October 22nd @ Elsewhere (Zone 1), Brooklyn NY w/ TVOD, High Waisted

All tickets via teenagehalloween.com

Till You Return album art

BrooklynVegan placed Teenage Halloween’s debut 2020 self-titled album at #10 on their Best New PunkAlbums Of 2020, while Stereogum hailed them on their 40 Best New Bands Of 2020 list. American Songwriter, Paste, and KEXP brought further kind words to the table.

The album Till You Return will be released by Don Giovanni Records on October 20th, 2023. Pre-Order for the album is available now. “Getting Bitter” is streaming everywhere now, and the music video can be seen HERE.

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