Watch TEEN’s New Video for “Carolina”

Teen share new video for "Carolina" The band heads out this June for dates with Elanor Friedberger

Following the release of TEEN’s new EP Carolina this week comes the new video for the title track. The video, which premiered earlier today, follows performance artist Megha Barnabas as she dances through Manhattan and passes out roses from the flower district in the early morning to Times Square at dusk. The video was shot over the course of the day on May Day, which is the midpoint between the spring equinox and summer solstice. Barnabas, enacting her playful rite to TEEN’s modern heartsick refrains, is at once at odds and in harmony with the encircling city.

Carpark Records released TEEN’s Carolina on Tuesday, May 28th. The band kicks off a North American tour with Eleanor Friedberger on June 4th in Buffalo, NY. All tour dates are listed below.

Refining the psych-pop nuggets of In Limbo, TEEN’s new Carolina EP is a stepping stone in the way that all good extended plays are.  The band—lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Teeny Lieberson, keyboardist Lizzie Lieberson, drummer Katherine Lieberson (the three are sisters), and bassist Jane Herships—recorded the five-song record with producer Daniel Schlett, who recently worked on DIIV’s Oshin, at Strange Weather studio in Brooklyn.

While In Limbo’s songs have many layers and effects, TEEN intended Carolina to be a more natural affair, with the band only playing what they could physically perform in a live setting. Teeny sings in a higher register here, inspired by Kate Bush and Al Green. “Our music in the past was so about interweaving melodies, creating movement by syncopation, and simple chord structures,” Teeny says. “It felt like the next step forward would be to take a more simplistic, live approach, play lines in unison and create a different kind of conversation between the instruments.”

Carolina Track Listing:

1. Carolina

2. Circus

3. Cannibal

4. Glass Cage

5. Paradise

Tour Dates:

6/4 Buffalo, NY @ Ninth Ward at Babeville*

6/5 Toronto, ON @ Legendary Horseshoe Tavern*

6/6 Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom – Pike Room*

6/7 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle*

6/8 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club*

6/11 Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club*

6/12 Seattle, WA @ Neumos*

6/13 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge*

6/15 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*

6/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo*

6/19 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

6/21 Austin, TX @ The Parish*

6/22 Dallas, TX @ The Loft*

6/24 St. Louis, MO @ The Demo*

6/25 Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio*

6/26 Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox*

6/27 Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall*

6/28 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*

*with Eleanor Friedberger

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