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Future Teens started as a joke, and perhaps appropriately, the band played their first show in a sweaty basement while a Fourth of July barbecue raged outside. They played three songs at that 2014 show, each less practiced than the one before.

The group's debut EP Still Afraid of Allston was scruffy and full of hooks, a bedroom-pop gem that was recorded "right into the computer—we didn't even use amps," Radin (Vocals/Bass) recalls. The charming, conversational songs demanded a fuller sound in a live setting at the band's shows in their hometown of Boston and beyond and so drummer Dylan Vadakin, guitarist Nick Cortezi, and vocalist and guitarist Amy Hoffman signed on.

In 2017, Future Teens wrapped Bored And Alone, which was self-produced and mixed by Justin Pizzoferrato (Speedy Ortiz, Krill). The band's hooks and energy are bolstered by the four-piece setup; "when you're with three other people, you can bounce ideas off each other and collaboration is just more fulfilling," says Radin.

Though standalone in itself, Bored and Alone is a precursor to the band’s first full length effort, Hard Feelings. The album title encapsulates how each song toes the line between despair and humor. “Having feelings all the time is hard — but everyone has them in one way or another— my goal with these songs was to write about things that happen to nearly everyone at some point in their lives” Radin explains.

Hard Feelings is out now via Take This to Heart Records features 10 tracks of romantic misadventure, miscommunication and mistakes. The album also features songwriting from Hoffman and Vadakin. Hoffman remarks, “These new songs are happy sad. Though some are sadder than others, singing them is always cathartic.”

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released September 29, 2017

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future teens is amy, daniel, maya and colby. they are a bummer pop band from boston.

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Track Name: Sleep Schedule
it’s not your birthday so i did not get a card
but it doesn’t matter cause i did not get that far inside your house
should’ve asked you to come out
instead i stare at my phone waiting around
it’s been a while since i have attempted to forgo my sleep schedule to kiss somebody new
tonight at your place i now know what it means to feel your age
and i cant say how much longer i can wait
because it’s three in the morning and i’m close to giving up
but then you ask if i’m leaving or not
and i think oh my god i only wanted to get back to way i was before i met you
replays of that moment run through my head
but i couldn’t even kiss you in any of them
Track Name: What's My Sign Again?
i still remember what you said to me
after reading about our incompatibility
we disagree on everything except that we should not be dating
because according to the moon i guess
the only thing we’re destined to do is end
don’t know if i believe but this way i can say that i’m not to blame for keeping you waiting
cause when you got to know me
thought you were meeting someone else
and then you felt more lonely than being by yourself
so i look up your birthday and what it says about mine
now i believe you that our stars were not aligned
help i’m getting in too deep
yesterday i actually told somebody “because of my rising sign now’s the time to trust my instinct”
but lately what my gut tells me
is that i should stay grounded in reality
can i ask when you were born to try and find out more bad reasons for my overthinking
you never got to know me
cause i could never be myself
and you were feeling lonely
i didn’t know how to help
so i looked up your birthday
and what it said about mine
think i always believed somehow our stars were not aligned
i don’t know what to say
while my heart in retrograde
orbits round my brain i watch it spin
maybe it’s pretend
a cliche prediction
will someone tell me what’s my sign again?
Track Name: Girlfriend On A Gap Year
you can leave the light on
let it flicker in the still of your back hall
as i put my shoes on
you made a promise that you’d visit me in the fall
i ran into your mother
neither of us had that much to say but i hear you’re well now
and your plane gets in thanksgiving day
but pretend it never happened slowly building up a wall between us
i could use the satisfaction
and you could suck it up and leave me feeling crushed
i hear you have a boyfriend
i’m really glad you feel okay to date
heard that he’s an asshole
he plays a sport i tried in second grade
i want to turn the light on but my heart’s just full enough to break
but pretend it never happened
slowly building up a wall between us
i could use the satisfaction
and you could suck it up and leave me feeling crushed
help you let me down
if that makes us cool now
Track Name: In Love Or Whatever
been spending too much time on dating websites
but the girls i meet well they mostly seem nice
maybe i should just do something
figure my life out
but things get complicated with someone else around
at twenty-five
not quite where i would like
i could be alone forever or maybe fall in love or whatever
feeling like it’s now or never
should probably fall in love or whatever
she’s twenty-two years old
just graduated
tells me that “boston sucks it’s so overrated”
i try to steer the conversation somewhere else
but it’s obvious it’s not going to help
twenty-six
feels like there’s some things i’ve missed
i could be alone forever
or maybe fall in love or whatever
feeling like it’s now or never
i should fall in love or whatever
it might help me to forget her
if i could fall in love or whatever
don’t want to be alone forever
i should fall in love or whatever
Track Name: Expiration Dating
guess i wasn’t your type
but the way you looked me in the eyes
and told me that you had some free time next week some night
well i kind of thought
i might at least get a response
your silence only made me want to forget about you
and damn did it seem rude
you never texted to say
“hey last night it was great”
guess you don’t feel the same way
all we had was an expiration date
but then i see
i’ve been the ghost here for a week
while looking back through conversations from our chat history
i realize it was me that never texted to say
“hey last night it was great”
i apologize for the wait
hope you didn’t think we had an expiration date
the day ends
then restarts
each notification i get nearly stops my heart
but not one is from you
you were gone before you were
something to lose now i don’t know what to say
i think we might’ve been great
it’s better never than late
now we’re long past our expiration date
Track Name: Learned Behavior
i’ve gotta get outta here
sometime or another
get off my ass make my way back to work
cat-sitting doesn’t call for undivided attention you know
i know
i’ve seen too many fall apart this way
i swore i wouldn’t add to the tally
if we’re true to the narrative i’m no different
i’m just another graduate starving for work however she can get it
i came home from a gig that made me hate music
i’m signing a lease that i can’t afford with my friends
ain’t this the dream
to be floating a family while they fight over money
i’d go broke to put an end to it to give them something else to do
get me out of the middle
haven’t caught myself a break since i opened my eyes
twenty-five years ago they called me beloved and they spelled it all wrong
it’s a beautiful sentiment
i’ve never felt less like it’s true for anyone that matters
so cut me slack i’m just trying to get back on my feet do the things i thought i’d have done by nineteen
i’m so hard on myself well i wonder if self-loathing’s learned behavior
if so can i unlearn it too?
i tell everyone i love they’re wonderful
they’re doing their best and i’ve never been prouder and i want to believe in me too
maybe i could believe in me too
Track Name: Party Ethic
it started as flirtation
just a friend of a friend
had some pleasant conversation
don’t remember what we said
months later in the basement
well we watched a couple bands
i laughed in your face when
thought i didn’t want to hold your hand and you said
do you want me to stay?
do you want me to stay?
do you want me to stay another night
live another life
try another time as long as it feels right
now i’m in your backyard
where i’ll try to pretend
that you don’t live so far
hold my words instead of what i’d say
cause i wanted to stay
yeah i wanted to stay
that won’t make it okay
i wanted to stay another night
live another life
try another time
but something doesn’t feel right
Track Name: Kissing Chemistry
we were walking with our hands at our sides
i believed you when you told me you were fine
i remember standing outside your house
it was freezing waiting for you to come out
but i know now
i’m getting tired of just feeling okay
seems regressive but we’re better off this way
just treat it like a mantra till my heart starts to cave
god i hope i can believe in it someday
cause i’m not okay
just say that i don’t love you like i used to
and i never wanted to be closer to you
just keep repeating it till we agree
all that we had was just good kissing chemistry
you said if something’s gonna happen
it’ll happen on it’s own
i don’t buy it for a minute
even if you’re sold
try to focus on the good stuff
but i’ll feel bad anyway
as if the memory wasn’t far enough away
so i’ll say that i don’t love you like i used to
and i never wanted to be closer to you
just keep repeating it till we agree
all that we had was just good kissing chemistry
but i know that i still love you like i used to
and i think i wanna be closer to you
just keep repeating it till we agree
i wonder if we still have good kissing chemistry
Track Name: Giving Up On Crushes
i guess that i could stay
but then i’m not the one that got away
no we won’t be something great
besides later on you might not feel the same way
i could put up my guard
stop myself before i fall too hard
hell we took it too far
who knew a crush could break your heart?
but if i ask nicely again
could we be more than just friends?
but i don’t want to know what love is
yeah i’m giving up on crushes
i don’t want to know what love is guess i’m giving up on crushes
Track Name: D.T.F.L
i am over caffeinated
and i am aware a move is fated
but i can’t seem to find the guts to make it
here’s a plan
close the gap between our faces
but if i tell you right now i’ll probably mess it up somehow
would you be down to fall in love?
you are hard to read in some ways
but i think that i could maybe someday
and so far doesn’t always mean it’s so great cause we were never really here in one place
if we end this right here the ride home might be weird were you down to fall in love?
cause i was down to fall in love
were you down?
you said no hard feelings from me as if that might make it easy

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