Listen to Herzog’s Beer-Can-Crumpling “Teenage Metalhead”

Jayson Greene

By Jayson Greene

on 05.13.14 in News

Herzog, a beer-can-crumpling, piss-taking bro-rock crew from Cleveland, deeply, intimately understand their audience. Here are the opening lines, for example, from “Teenage Metalhead,” off their upcoming record Boys: “I play guitar in a metal band/I play lead, like three of my friends/And our bassist has no amp/He borrows mine and plugs right in.” And later, “I play trombone in a marching band/We took a field trip to Cleveland/Saw the Rock Hall; wasn’t impressed/But liked the thing about Sabbath.” This is basically a song-length tribute to this person, in other words, and rendered with such novelistic detail and fondness that there is zero question that the boys in question in this band are themselves.