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Genre: Rock, Soul/Gospel

Website: http://www.teenageprayers.com

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“The Teenage Prayers throw the best elements of '70s art rock and Memphis soul into a blender, put the damn thing on ‘high’ and then splatter the concoction against the wall without reverence for history or form.” -- Steve Wynn

The Teenage Prayers

“ten songs” – in select stores & online now

the teenage prayers facts:

January, 2003… Solomon Burke flies the Teenage Prayers to LA to produce their cover of his soul classic “Goodbye Baby”

August, 2003… The Teenage Prayers profiled on national television, making their debut album with Solomon Burke, on “Fox Magazine” show

March, 2004…. The Teenage Prayers first meet Steve Wynn while sharing a bill at NYC’s Sin-e

May, 2005… “Ten Songs” by the Teenage Prayers mixed by Eddie Mottau, guitarist for John Lennon on “Walls and Bridges” and “Rock and Roll”

October 1, 2005… The Teenage Prayers perform at NEMO Music Festival in Boston

October 5, 2005… The Teenage Prayers self-release “TEN SONGS”, featuring “Goodbye Baby”, as produced by Solomon Burke.

November, 2005… Pop Matters calls “Ten Songs” ‘a rough-edge soul bloodletting from New York's indie rock scene’.

November, 2005… Trouser Press Magazine calls the Teenage Prayers “one of the most soulful indie rock outfits to come out of New York in years.”

November, 2005… “Ten Songs” added to playlist at Seattle’s famed KEXP radio and Cincinnati’s WOXY, among others.

December, 2005… The Teenage Prayers have first live in-studio performance at Cincinnati’s WOXY

January 2, 2006… “Annihilation” by the Teenage Prayers included in KEXP’s Music that Matters Vol. 7 Podcast

January 5, 2006… The Teenage Prayers featured by NYC tastemaker the Brooklyn Vegan’s blog

January 25, 2006…. The Teenage Prayers purchase their first van using funds generated from the sale of “Ten Songs”

February 9, 2006…. The Teenage Prayers open for Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3 on a tour down the eastern seaboard, including a show at Philadelphia’s famed World Cafe

February 18, 2006…. Prayers perform live on the air at WXDU in Durham North Carolina.

February 19, 2006…. The Teenage Prayers debut down south at The Cave in Chapel Hill NC.

March, 2006… “Ten Songs” licensed to MTV networks for use in original programming

May 15, 2006.... The Teenage Prayers perform live on the air opening up KEXP’s Live In New York series.

June 22, 2006… The Teenage Prayers debut in Los Angeles at the Viper Room. Solomon Burke attends to cheer the band on.

August 14, 2006…. The Teenage Prayers return to the studio to record follow-up album with Steve Wynn producing.

September 25, 2006…. Prayers announce 2-week tour of northeast & Midwest with LA-based singer-songwriter Quincy Coleman.

September 27, 2006… WOXY agrees to sponsor Midwestern shows on Prayers’ two-week tour. In-studio performance scheduled.

September 28, 2006…. The Teenage Prayers featured on Clear Channel’s New Music Now website.

September 2006..., Added to CMJ'06 Showcase Lineup

Some press:

Trouser Press Magazine
Stylus Magazine
Boston Weekly Dig
Time Out NY
Good Times Magazine
Nouvelle Vague Magazine
IRT Magazine
Rag Magazine
Chattanooga Pulse Magazine

some quotes:

“One of the most soulful indie rock outfits to come out of New York in years…”
-- Trouser Press Magazine