Ringing in the new year, New Jersey queer-power-pop band Teenage Halloween and Pittsburgh punks The Homeless Gospel Choir have released a split EP. This release marks the first studio recordings from each band since 2020. The EP is streaming now and available to order on vinyl (limited to 500 copies on yellow vinyl).
After a long period of time separated from their bandmates due to COVID, The Homeless Gospel Choir and Teenage Halloween went into their respective studios and recorded two new songs each.
Derek Zanetti of The Homeless Gospel Choir had this to say about the process, "After spending months apart from each other and feeling the bitter bite of quarantine, we wanted to write songs for each other to help us get through the lonely times. 'Pittsburgh Shoes' and 'Harrisburg Shoes' are love songs written to encourage and uplift one another and remind ourselves about the goodness that is to come."
"It was amazing for us to all be in a room together playing music and capturing the magical moments of being a band. All of the elements and musicality that is so important, small nuances, and inside jokes are all laid out in a way that you can hear everything," Zanetti added.
Look for more music from The Homeless Gospel Choir coming via Don Giovanni in 2022 as well.
The Homeless Gospel Choir | Teenage Halloween Split Tracklist
1. The Homeless Gospel Choir - Harrisburg Shoes
2. The Homeless Gospel Choir - Pittsburgh Shoes
3. Teenage Halloween - Floating
4. Teenage Halloween - Burn