TEEN ANNOUNCE TOUR WITH HOSPITALITY

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. Carpark Records will TEEN’s debut full-length, In Limbo, on August 28th. Tour dates are as follows:

7/20 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge w/ Dean Wareham

7/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool “Summer Thunder Series”

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*

*with Hospitality

Also, for your summer listening pleasure, TEEN are sharing their Rumblette mixtape. TEEN had this to say about the experience, ““Making a mixtape is the perfect opportunity to do something different with no rules. The challenge of taking things that don’t make sense instinctually and then making it work is so exciting. Like pairing 702 and Aphex Twin. Outkast and Wang Wei (poet). It creates an off-kilter feeling that seems like you’re stuck in a dream. Kind of like being in love in the summer.” Maura Murnane did the artwork for the mixtape.

Rumblette Track Listing:

1. TEEN
2. TEEN + Suicide
3. TEEN + Aphex Twin (702 cover)
4. TEEN + Laurie Anderson (Pavement cover)
5. TEEN (Rickie Lee Jones cover)
6. TEEN + Outkast

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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

 

Current line-up:

Teeny Lieberson – Guitar/Keys/Vocals

Lizzie Lieberson – Keys/Vocals

Jane Herships – Bass/Vocals

Katherine Lieberson – Drums/Vocals

In Limbo Track Listing:

1. Better

2. Come Back

3. Charlie

4. Electric

5. Huh

6. In Limbo

7. Sleep is Noise

8. Unable

9. Why Why Why

10. Roses & Wine

11. Fire

 

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

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