Generationals Get remixed by Teen Daze

Generationals get remixed by Teen Daze

Teen Daze has remixed Generationals’ song, “Put A Light On,” which you can hear today. Generationals have also added a second NY show at Rock Shop tomorrow night after  tonight’s show at Bowery Ballroom.

2013’s Heza brings the band to Polyvinyl and along with the label change, comes a subtle but significant sonic shift.

Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer struck up a friendship as high school freshmen in New Orleans, LA. While attending Louisiana State in Baton Rouge, the two formed The Eames Era with three classmates in 2003. The dissolution of that group in 2007 led to a return to New Orleans where Joyner and Widmer started writing songs as Generationals. Baton Rouge-native and Eames Era producer Daniel Black (The Oranges Band) invited them to record their debut LP, Con Law, at his Washington, D.C. studio, Bent Black in 2008, where incessant coverage of the presidential campaign between Barack Obama and John McCain, and the issues dividing the candidates’ viewpoints, gave rise to the band’s name.

New Orleans-based label Park The Van (Dr. Dog, The Spinto Band) released Con Law in 2009. Its retro vibe clearly bore the influence of Phil Spector’s mid-century pop, but Generationals’ influences always ran the gamut, with pieces of Brit-pop, dance and electronic poking through the trumpet stabs and Abbey Road compression on their analog 24-track recordings.

The band maintained their obsession with tape recording on 2010’s Trust EP, produced in Austin, TX by freak- folk mastermind Bill Baird (Sunset, Sound Team). Trust saw the band drift away from the Brill Building origins of Con Law in favor of a new wave sound that owed more to The Sugarcubes and The Stone Roses than the Ronettes.

04/22 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *

04/23 – Brooklyn, NY – Rock Shop

04/25 – Allston, MA – Great Scott *

04/27 – Portland, ME – Space

04/28 – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar ^

04/30 – Winooski, VT – The Monkey House ^

05/01 – Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo ^

05/02 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison ^

05/03 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop ^

05/04 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall ^

05/05 – Milwaukee, WI – Hotel Foster ^

05/06 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry ^

05/08 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews ^

05/09 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House ^

05/10 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt ^

05/11 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl ^

05/31 – Lafayette, LA – Downtown Alive!

05/31 – Lafayette, LA – Atmosphere ^

06/01 – Dallas, TX – Three Links #

06/02 – Austin, TX – The Parish #

06/04 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom #

06/05 – San Diego, CA – Casbah #

06/07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo #

06/08 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill #

06/11 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge #

06/12 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern #

06/13 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret #

06/14 – Missoula, MT – The Badlander #

06/15 – Boise, ID – Neurolux #

06/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge #

06/17 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive #

06/18 – Kansas City, Mo – Record Bar #

06/20 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs

06/21 – New Orleans, LA – Maison

06/22 – Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box

06/23 – Tampa, FL – New World Brewery

06/26 – Orlando, FL – The Social

06/27 – Jacksonville, FL – Underbelly

06/28 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall

* w/ Splashh

^ w/ Brass Bed

# w/ Young Empires

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