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A few years back, a critical mass of musicians started making R&B steeped in the sort of art-damaged signifiers indie rock has traditionally claimed as its own. This wasn’t the first time rhythm & blues had pushed boundaries; legendary figures from Curtis Mayfield to Prince to Missy Elliott managed to get some of the most… More »

This week’s top clips tended toward the brighter, flipper side of things. Because summer, probably! But before we dive into the quirk and laughs, there’s a short filmic clip by a film director that is somewhat crushing. And then it’s all roses, dancing congregations, and bouncing asses for days. Step this way for a roundup… More »

Remember last month when we made a hand-wringing post about the death of the MP3 and thereby the end of the downloadable Monthly Mix? Well, fuck it — ZIP FILE BACK. Thank you for your comments and opinions! This is blog-in-action. But, we know some of you enjoyed the ease and increased songchoice represented by… More »

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TEEN – “All About Us”

The best moments on TEEN’s 2014 double album, The Way And Color, were when the band sounded like they were juggling a million different instruments…
James Rettig | November 16, 2015 - 12:19 pm

TEEN – “Dylan And Chong Playing Basketball”

We're lucky because today Carpark Records released Brooklyn psychedelic twee quartet TEEN's contribution to the label's limited edition 16th birthday compilation. TEEN's track is called…
Caitlin White | February 24, 2015 - 3:54 pm

Members Of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Parquet Courts, Dismemberment Plan, & More To Join Forces For Brooklyn Rock Lottery 5

I first learned about the music scene roulette known as the Rock Lottery when some industrious creative types in Columbus started throwing their own annual…
Chris DeVille | November 4, 2014 - 4:41 pm

TEEN – “Tied Up, Tied Down” Video

"Tied Up, Tied Down" was one of the best songs off TEEN's recent album, The Way And Color, and now it has been paired with…
Miles Bowe | July 21, 2014 - 12:18 pm

TEEN – “Not For Long (SAINT PEPSI Remix)”

Last year around this time, SAINT PEPSI released the early Bandcamp recordings that led me to write about him as a Band To Watch. Now,…
Miles Bowe | June 3, 2014 - 5:26 pm

Stream TEEN The Way And Color

We've already heard a couple singles from TEEN's upcoming release, The Way And Color: "Not For Long" and "Tied Up Tied Down." And now, you…
Taylor Law | April 14, 2014 - 1:45 pm

TEEN – “Tied Up Tied Down”

"Not For Long" arrived with word that TEEN's new The Way And Color would draw as much from pop and R&B as from the colorful…
Chris DeVille | March 25, 2014 - 12:55 pm

TEEN – “Not For Long” Video

Psych-pop quartet TEEN, who will release The Way And Colour this spring, have shared a new video for "Not For Long." Roland von Tessin's video…
Miles Bowe | March 7, 2014 - 3:20 pm

TEEN – “Not For Long” (Stereogum Premiere)

When we named TEEN a Band To Watch in 2012, they specialized in a brand of psych-pop that marked a natural next step beyond Teeny…
Chris DeVille | February 18, 2014 - 11:19 am

TEEN – “Why, Why, Why” (Live On Snacky Tunes)

Last year, we picked TEEN as a Band To Watch for good reason. Lyrically the quartet (three sisters and one friend) has a focused power…
Miles Bowe | October 8, 2013 - 12:26 pm

TEEN – “Big Talk”

Brooklyn-based TEEN released a new track, "Big Talk," which was written and recorded simultaneously with their latest EP, Carolina. "Big Talk" sounds like an extension…
Brie Roche lilliott | September 25, 2013 - 3:41 pm

TEEN – “Carolina” Video

The title-track to TEEN's Carolina EP gets a video today, directed by and starring the performance art/body expressionist Megha Barnabas. She also directed TEEN's outstanding…
Amrit Singh | May 31, 2013 - 11:51 am

Stream TEEN Carolina EP (Stereogum Premiere)

BTW alumni TEEN's Kickstarter-funded EP Carolina is out next week, but you can stream it with us first. The sisters have crafted five tracks of…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 21, 2013 - 11:06 am

Girl Crisis – “Walk Like An Egyptian” (The Bangles Cover)

As you may remember, Girl Crisis is the Greenpoint supergroup of Chairlift's Caroline Polachek, Class Actress's Elizabeth Harper, Au Revoir Simone's Erika Spring and Annie…
Amrit Singh | May 6, 2013 - 3:43 pm

TEEN – “Prisoners” (Feat. Ben Greenberg) (Rain Parade Cover)

Brooklyn unites as TEEN link up with Ben Greenberg of the Men for "Prisoners." The track is originally by LA psych-folk band Rain Parade who…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 3, 2013 - 2:22 pm

TEEN – “Carolina” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last year, the spindly Brooklyn psych-pop quartet TEEN released In Limbo, their first album, and we made them a Band To Watch. This year, they're…
Tom Breihan | March 8, 2013 - 4:41 pm

TEEN – “Ambient”

Last year, the Brooklyn-based sister band TEEN released their debut album In Limbo; we also named them a Band To Watch. One song that, for…
Tom Breihan | January 31, 2013 - 11:54 am