New Sounds: The Raging Teens spread some holiday cheer — but only if you’re ‘Drinkin Age’



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This weekend at Great Scott represents the jolliest motherfucking weekend on the calendar. Sunday brings about the Allston rock club’s annual shitshow-slash-holidayparty with The Scrooges, but not before The Raging Teens and Swelltune Records throw down their own rip-roaring Holiday Shindig the Saturday night before.

The yule-tide rockabilly bash finds Swelltune — a new Massachusetts-based label founded by The New England Shake-Up’s Beck Rustic — issuing a host of new vinyl releases, including the Raging Teens’ new 7-inch, “Drinkin’ Age.” It’s a fitting ode to ale and a band that could saunter up to the bar on its own and order a double.

“The Raging Teens formed December of 1996 and this being our 21st year reunion,” says the Teens’ Kevin Patey, “it’s only fitting to release a song called ‘Drinkin Age’ as the band is now of the legal age!”

That’ll come in handy at Great Scott, as it’s a 21-plus party.

Their Holiday Shindig also features a couple of Swelltune artists in Nate Gibson (he of the The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built), who has a new 45 out this weekend; Canadian one-man madman band Bloodshot Bill, who teamed with the label for a September release; and High Noon’s Sean Mencher

Get primed for the good times with not just The Raging Teens’ “Drinkin Age,” but the b-side as well, the rumbling “Taco Party” (named for original drummer Keith Schubert’s Somerville joint), and hear all the Swelltune releases via their freshly-minted Soundcloud.