An emo-charged noise punk outfit from Baltimore, Maryland, Teen Suicide was built around the core duo of vocalist/guitarist Sam Ray
and drummer Eric Livingston.
Formed in 2009, the duo issued a compilation of early demos titled Bad Vibes in 2011, followed by a trio of EPs (DC Snuff Film, Goblin Problems, and Hymns) and their debut full-length (I Will Be My Own Hell Because There Is a Devil Inside My Body) via Run for Cover Records
in 2012. Bass player Alec Simke joined the band shortly after the album's release and appeared on the group's third EP, Waste Yrself. Teen Suicide disbanded the following year, but the ensuing years saw the members sporadically re-forming for one-off shows and the occasional single. In 2015 they released remastered and expanded versions of their debut LP and the DC Snuff Film and Waste Yrself EPs, the latter of which were issued as a single album. A new single appeared late that year titled "Sonic Youth," though it was nebulously uncredited to Teen Suicide. A few months later it was revealed that they had a new full-length album ready for release. Sporting another lengthy title, the band's sophomore LP, It's the Big Joyous Celebration, Let's Stir the Honeypot, arrived in April 2016. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi