Next on our tour of Allston, on the right, you’ll see Common Ground has closed, and if you look to the left, you’ll see Future Teens crying in a traffic jam.
And the shower.
And into a plate of Mexican food in Maine.
Since sorting out their Hard Feelings with their 2017 debut album, the Boston bummer-pop band has shared their sophomore effort Breakup Season, which dropped last week (August 30) via Triple Crown Records. They’re not okay (citation: album opener “Happy New Year”) and that’s the very universal, deeply-embedded theme of their new record. “But if my memory serves me / Like my self-worth rarely does…” vocalist and guitarist Amy Hoffman quips on “Alone at the Party,” encapsulating the all-too-relatable nature of Breakup Season. Sure, it’s a bit of a downer, but misery loves the candid company of Future Teens.