Teen Mortgage formed in early 2017 in Washington DC. The duo quickly earned a local reputation after playing their first show with Acid Dad and IAN SWEET and their second with Ron Gallo. They began to tour the east coast and acquired support slots with other notable bands like Surf Curse, Big Business, Alex Lahey, The Chats, Bass Drum of Death, JEFF The Brotherhood, Mike Krol and The Coathangers. In June 2019, the group released their EP "Life/Death" on King Pizza Records.
" Five blistering tracks that skate between garage punk, stoner metal, and grunge. "
- Post Trash
" Straight to the point, no rules, and a modern collaboration of rock genres that give them a style and sound their own. " - Fashion Grunge
" For those of you who like your riffs big, loud, and sludged out, this EP is a no-brainer. Stop reading, go listen. Now. "
- DC Music Review
"If you’re a fan of the late, great Jay Reatard, you will love this stuff. It’s Reatard meets Metz with poppier melodies underneath dirtier production."
-Brightest Young Things
"Their debut EP Life/Death is hands down one of the best new hardcore releases of the last decade. Combining the ferocity and intensity of Black Flag with the sludginess of the Melvins, Teen Mortgage’s powerful guitar riffs, hard-hitting vocals, and hammering percussion provide an all-out assault that ensures every song goes to eleven"
- Boxcar Collective