Teen Unveil Video for ‘Electric’
DEBUT FULL-LENGTH IN LIMBO OUT AUGUST 28th
ON CARPARK RECORDS
TEEN unveil the their new video for “Electric” from the forthcoming debut full-length, In Limbo. Sam Fleischner and Megha Barnabas directed the video. Fleischner said that “some ideas that nurtured this video were sisterhood, modern-day ritual, and stage magic. We were interested in the idea of forced initiation – something that would allow for entrance into another “Electric” realm. We were also seeing movement as a process or a form of communication rather than something celebratory. As Teeny, the lead singer, put it when we were first hashing out concepts, ‘this is not a happy song – it is about death and people kicking you when you are down.’ The video is about strength in the face of that – a combination of fuck off and flower power – having a sense of humor and playfulness when things get ugly. Aesthetically, we chose to embrace Moire effects, which are usually something you try to avoid with new HD cameras. Stylist, Angela Barrow found fabrics that moire on their own to the human eye, and crafted all the uniforms for the band. The creative company m ss ng p eces, who are big fans of TEEN, stepped up and really supported the production. Then the final touch came from Carolyn Frisch who took the footage and embedded it into a world of its own dimension.
TEEN have announced two New York City area record release shows. The first show is in Manhattan on August 29th @ Le Baron and the second will take place in Brooklyn on September 5th @ Glasslands. TEEN will be hitting the road this September and October with Hospitality. The tour kicks off in Chicago on September 29th and wraps up in Chapel Hill on October 27th. Tour dates below.
TEEN is set to release their debut full-length, In Limbo, on August 28th via Carpark Records. Brooklyn’s TEEN came together when Teeny Lieberson, formerly of Here We Go Magic, left her post in the latter band in order to make music with her sisters Katherine and Lizzie and longtime friends Jane Herships and former member Maia Ibar. Forgoing girl-group gimmickry and fervor, the band’s digital-only debut EP, Little Doods, fleshed out a sound of languid, lo-fi psyche pop redolent of Paisley Underground bands like Opal and Rain Parade. Since releasing the EP in April 2011, the band have steadily honed their sound around New York and readied their first long-player, In Limbo.
Recorded in summer 2011 in a barn in rural Connecticut and engineered by Jen Turner of Here We Go Magic, In Limbo keeps the band grounded in their own world of psychedelia while heightening fidelity and giving songs the room to take shape. The first half of the record puts pop at the fore with opener “Better,” a Suicide-esque march toward euphoria through repetition. In Limbo was mixed and produced by Spacemen 3’s Sonic Boom, and his influence subtly makes itself known throughout the album. “Sleep is Noise” comes on like a neo-psychedelic tribal stomp with a Spector-like drive, while “Unable,” an all-but-shapeless mass of organ swells and tremolo synths provides a loose structure for their transcendent vocal acrobatics .The density and layers of the band’s morphing keyboards, driving synths and jungle drums let their finely arranged vocals sit gloriously on top. TEEN add levity to their sound through lilting melodies, harmonious coos, and call-and-response filigrees that complement the heftier aspects of their songs
Teeny Lieberson – Guitar/Keys/Vocals
Lizzie Lieberson – Keys/Vocals
Jane Herships – Bass/Vocals
Katherine Lieberson – Drums/Vocals
In Limbo Track Listing:
2. Come Back
6. In Limbo
7. Sleep is Noise
9. Why Why Why
10. Roses & Wine
8/29 New York, NY @ Le Baron (Record release show)
9/5 Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands (Record release show)
9/14 New York, NY @ Webster Hall w/ Ariel Pink
9/29 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s Tavern*
9/30 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon*
10/1 Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar*
10/2 Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College Gardner Lounge*
10/3 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Jr.*
10/5 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive*
10/6 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court*
10/9 Seattle, WA @ Barboza*
10/10 Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club*
10/11 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir*
10/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo*
10/19 San Antonio, TX @ The Korova*
10/20 Austin, TX @ Red 7*
10/21 Dallas, TX @ Bryan Street Tavern*
10/23 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt*
10/27 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506*
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