WIVES - The 20 Teens

Song of the Day
Hosted by Kevin Cole
Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "The 20 Teens" by WIVES, from the 2019 album So Removed on City Slang.
photo by Rachel Cabitt
WRITTEN BY JANICE HEADLEY

With "The 20 Teens," Queens, NY-based quartet WIVES take a stab at writing a timely ode to the present. In an interview with The 405, frontman Jay Beach admits, "I heard a song by A Flock of Seagulls. My friend turned to me and said "why don't they just call this song 'the 19 eighties', cuz when I listen to it that's all I can think of." I laughed and said I would write a song called 'The 20 Teens'."

"The 20 Teens" marks the band's third single this year, a taste of their debut full-length So Removed which will be October 4th via City Slang.

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