TEEN have made a free download available of the DJ Japanster remix for their track “Electric”. In addition, TEEN will wrap up their fall U.S. tour with Hospitality in New York City on November 2nd at the Bowery Ballroom. TEEN’S debut full-length, In Limbo, was released via Carpark Records on August 28th.
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.