This Week in Posivibes: Teenage Fanclub

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There are groups you love as a teenager, and whose music becomes a memory, something entwined in your life, but no more directly relevant to it than old episodes of Grange Hill or drinking cider in churchyards. There are records that soundtracked a distant part of your life, but which you still love, that you can sing every word to as you drive some godforsaken A road through the world’s dullest landscape. And there is the rarest kind of musical love: the group you loved when you were young, but who grew old with you, without turning into a caricature, or going through the motions—the kind of group whose songs pinpoint your life at different points—first love, becoming independent, settling down, becoming a parent.

Constancy like this isn’t inspired by many bands, but we’d agree with this writer that Teenage Fanclub is one of the few that pulls a person through life. Happily, they are releasing a new album on September 9. Watch the recently released video for the song “I’m in Love” after the jump.


Liz Wood is a freelance editor, fiction writer, and current student in the NYU MFA program. More from this author →