Teen ‘In Limbo’ out Today on Carpark Records

TEEN’S debut full-length, In Limbo, is out today on Carpark Records. Before hitting the road with Hospitality at the end of the September, TEEN will play a special record release show on September 5th @ Glasslands in Brooklyn. They will also open for Ariel Pink in New York City on September 14th @ Webster Hall. TEEN has shows lined up in Philadelphia on September 7th and at the Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati on September 28th. Their tour with Hospitality kicks off in Chicago on September 29th and wraps up in Baltimore on October 29th. Tour dates below.

Brooklyn’s TEEN came together when Teeny Lieberson, formerly of Here We Go Magic, lefther 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.

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.

Current line-up:

Teeny Lieberson – Guitar/Keys/Vocals

Lizzie Lieberson – Keys/Vocals

Jane Herships – Bass/Vocals

Katherine Lieberson – Drums/Vocals


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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

Tour Dates: 

9/5  Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands (Record Release Show)

9/7  Philadelphia, PA @ Voyeur w/ Making Time, Holograms

9/14 New York, NY @ Webster Hall w/ Ariel Pink

9/28 Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival

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*

10/7 Boise, ID @ The Red Room*

10/9 Seattle, WA @ Barboza*

10/10 Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club*

10/11 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir*

10/13 Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place*

10/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo*

10/17 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom*

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*

10/24 Atlanta, GA @ 529 Club*

10/25 Athens, GA @ Caledonia Club*

10/26 Greenville, SC @ Radio Room*

10/27 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506*

10/28 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter*

10/29 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar*

*w/ Hospitality



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