"Tearjerker make shoegaze for outdoorsy types, which could also be defined as "chillwave." Their new LP Stay Wild adheres to the latter's sonic specs, blurring all edges and smearing all lenses, everything is fed through the same sun-dazed, saturated prism. But Tearjerker remains a rock band, just one that works up a slow, steady sweat."
"Remember that episode of The O.C. when Marissa shot Trey and everything went into slow-motion except for that one Imogen Heap song looping for almost an entire minute? Well, go ahead and cue it up but mute it this time, because Toronto shoegaze trio Tearjerker have just written a song to the same effect but better. Their crestfallen, introspective indie rock fits right in between an unexpected death scene and the scrolling end credits. While Tearjerker's latest single "Perfect" sits a little closer to the ground than say Siguar Ros, to whom they are often compared, it's that same textural complexity that leads one to think of a willful balloon anchored to a heavy chain."
Written and recorded by Tearjerker
Mixed by Trevor Hawkins
Artwork by Taylor Shute
Mastered by Andrew Cowan at Lacquer Channel
Kenny Boothby appears on Stay Wild and Baseball
Thank you and love to:
Melissa, Norah, Lisa, Hali, Kenny, Stefan, Steve, Chris, Gavin, Brad, Jeff, Gerald, Zane, Rachel, Giulio, Aaron, Dan G., Anthony, Dan R., Frank, Stephen, Paul, Alexei, Ricky @ presstime, Gökçe + all our other friends and family, and especially those who support real independent music. Much love to you all.