Carpark Records To Release TEEN’S Debut

Download the first single “Better”:

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 their good friend Jane Herships. 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 TEEN’s live shows have so far been mainly around New York City, where they have played consistently since Winter 2010, including performances at a number of CMJ showcases, and
as well as shows with Purity Ring, Gauntlet Hair, Yellow Ostrich, War on Drugs and My Best Fiend. The band have a handful of New York City-area shows planned over the summer with more extensive U.S. touring planned for the fall.

Current line-up:

Teeny Lieberson – Guitar/Keys/Vocals
Lizzie Lieberson – Keys/Vocals
Jane Herships – Bass/Vocals
Katherine Lieberson – Drums/Vocals

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

Tour Dates:

7/20 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge w/ Dean Wareham
7/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool “Summer Thunder Series”


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