For a lead single, the new cut from DC quartet Teen Mom sure does have the gravity of a statement-making album closer. Maybe that’s because “Kitchen” seems like a summation of the best parts of last year’s Mean Tom EP, pushing the group into new sonic territory without forgetting where they’ve come from. Over the song’s six-and-a-half minute runtime, the band eschews the economy of their previous release, instead allowing their sound to hem, haw and grow organically. Confidently dipping into surf, noise and post-rock at will, the song is bound to make its way into your rotation of late night summer anthems and confirms Teen Mom as one of the District’s must-watch bands on the rise.
STREAM: Teen Mom – “Kitchen”