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Teenage Wrist Pay Homage To 311 With New Track “Dark Sky”, S.A. Martinez Guests


Doug “S.A.” Martinez, vocalist/turntablist for multi-platinum alternative rap rockers 311, has lent his talents to Teenage Wrist‘s new single “Dark Sky“. The song itself was envisioned as a tribute to 311, with Teenage Wrist vocalist/guitarist Marshall Gallagher commenting:

“We toured with 311 in the summer of 2022, and it was nothing short of life changing for me. I’ve been a diehard fan since I can remember discovering music on my own. SA’s voice was the first thing I heard after peeling off the plastic on the ‘Blue’ album CD and popping it in my friend’s home stereo circa 1998.

One of the most defining moments in my relationship with Anthony [Salazar] is when we sang ‘Down‘ together at karaoke… Not only did S.A. destroy this performance, but the lyrics were 100% on point and in keeping with his iconic style. A truly mind-blowing experience in Wrist history.”

He continued:

“The lyrics to ‘Dark Sky‘ were inspired by an essay written by my cousin (Suzannah Showler, phenomenal writer) about our relationship to night and darkness. Part of my own personal development has been accepting the things I don’t know and can’t control, forgiving and accepting myself for being flawed.

So, I really connected with this idea that we are terrified of the dark on an instinctual level, but the pursuit of eradicating it (physically and metaphorically) throws the world out of balance. The “new pollution” in this case is light pollution, or more in the context of the song, pursuit of what we think is right and good. It becomes exhausting and counterproductive – lately I’ve been finding it much more liberating to just admit that I know nothing.”

Teenage Wrist are set to release their new album “Still Love” on August 04th.

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