Introducing New York six-piece indie rock stompers Teen Girl Scientist Monthly.

Emerging from a bedroom in Bushwick and setting loud, sweaty shows on fire all over NYC,
Teen Girl Scientist Monthly takes the diverse musical histories of its members
to create a completely new and entirely original sound.
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Their debut EP, Pioneer Ghost, is five tracks of epic, orchestral rock
combining elements of country, folk, pop and post-punk held within handmade album art by the band.
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For an up close and personal introduction to the independently released music from the EP,
check out the six-way split screen video of “Safari.”

“With their male-female vocal dynamic, prominent violin parts, and danceable percussion, the line-up invites comparisons to indie rock royalty like Ra Ra Riot and The Arcade Fire. But TGSM’s sound often seems more indebted to country, folk, and post-punk. Their high-energy music is often unconventionally danceable, as in EP opening “Can’t Sleep,” which is propelled by a fast country snare. Standout track “Riverstomp” meanwhile evokes a sort of Caribbean-by-way-of-Appalachia sound.”
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Meet Teen Girl Scientist Monthly
Teen Girl Scientist Monthly is a 6-piece rock group based in New York City. They sound like Arcade Fire and Black Lips fooling around in the bathroom.
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The band is Matt Berger (vocals/guitar), Matt Gliva (bass), Anne Hartung (violin), Morgan Lynch (vocals), Cathy Thomas (keyboards) and Hiroyuki Matsuura (drums). They began playing together in August 2010.
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Berger, Gliva and Lynch hail from the NYC post-punk band the Hey!, which clattered and sparked in NYC basements through 2009. They rounded up again in Summer 2010, calling in former musical theatre director Thomas, and Matsuura, a popular drummer-for-hire in a number of local bands. Gliva brought old friend and collaborator Hartung on board, and they set up shop in Berger’s Bushwick bedroom, fiddling with a handful of fractured punk, folk and pop tunes. Teen Girl Scientist Monthly debuted two weeks later at the National Underground on August 30th, 2010.
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In December 2010, they released their first EP, titled Pioneer Ghost. They record and release independently and design and produce their album art by hand.
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Pioneer Ghost Track Listing
1. Can’t Sleep
2. RiverStomp
3. Safari
4. Fever
5. Maya Dances Trees

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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