Imperial Teen, the San Francisco based indie-pop band featuring Faith No More’s Roddy Bottum, announced today that they will release their sixth studio album, Now We Are Timeless on July 12 via Merge Records. Now We Are Timeless is Imperial Teen’s first album in seven years and can be pre-ordered CD, LP, and limited-edition “blue ice” Peak Vinyl by clicking HERE. Today the band shared their latest single “Walkaway” with Flood Magazine and the track is available on all streaming platforms.
In a press release about the song Imperial Teen says: “We are a band that are together and not. Our collective history is our bond. Physically though, we live in different cities, lead different lives. Walkaway is a song about a feeling we’ve all known. Watching others, near and far and feeling distance and separation from what they’re experiencing. Feeling connected and independent at the same time. Closing the gap of physical distance and making our lives a more connected place.”
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.