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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 “Dylan And Chong Playing Basketball,” which makes sense because the compilation is basketball-themed, but also doesn’t make sense because who are Dylan and Chong?? They sound like mortal enemies. Or… More »

By: 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 holiday spinoff, the Rock Potluck, about a decade ago. But Rock Lottery, which returns to Brooklyn for the fifth time this December with a star-studded lineup, actually had its root… More »

By: 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 a music video, directed by Jordan Michael Blake, which approaches the tropes of teen love with the same surreal, psychedelic twist as the band gives to R&B. It follows a… More »

By: 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, less than a year later, Ryan DeRobertis has become the newest artist to sign to Carpark Records, joining the ranks of Dan Deacon, Toro Y Moi, Cloud Nothings, and Speedy… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 3, 2014 - 5:26 pm

Indie Rock’s R&B Movement Reaches Its Saturation Point

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / April 30, 2014 - 1:42 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 can hear the Brooklyn-based, psych-pop group’s forthcoming full-length in all its glory. This second studio album from TEEN streets next week, but you can listen to it right now via… More »

By: 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 psych the Lieberson sisters made their name on. The Pedro Almodóvar-inspired “Tied Up Tied Down” shows those influences converging in a slightly different way, crossbreeding pulsing bass and fervent drum… More »

By: 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 takes frontwoman Kristina Lieberson and recreates her as a disembodied head with an insect-like headdress. In some of the shots, like the one above, the symmetry and severity of the… More »

By: 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 Lieberson’s former project, Here We Go Magic. For their upcoming album The Way And Color, the follow-up to 2012’s In Limbo, TEEN went through a whole lot more evolution. The… More »

By: 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 and intensity, but pair it with weighty drums and flickering synth hooks. That always came up in spades on “Why, Why, Why,” an early track from the band and one… More »

By: 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 of the EP — it too was produced by Daniel Schlett, who also worked on DIIV’s Oshin. The sisters Teeny, Katherine, and Lizzie Lieberson, plus Jane Herships, have delivered another… More »

By: Brie Roche lilliott / September 25, 2013 - 3:41 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 roundu… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 31, 2013 - 4:05 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 “Electric” video (alongside Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors filmmaker Sam Fleischner), so there is a strong history already, but this one’s decidedly more Megha-centric. The results are, rosy: Flower… More »

By: 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 complex psych-influenced but wholly unique indie pop that was produced by Daniel Schlett, who was also responsible for DIIV’s Oshin. I would tell you “Circus” is a stand-out, but I’d… More »

By: 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 Hart, TEEN’s Jane Herships, et al, whose rules are many (female-only, YouTube-only, Super 8MM-film only, covers-only) and output is little (two covers a year; female in the summer, male i… More »

By: 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 were a part of the formative Paisley Underground scene in the 1980s. TEEN and Greenberg don’t stray too far from the track’s origins, perhaps even psych-ing it out a bit… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 3, 2013 - 2:22 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2013

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 »

By: Amrit Singh / March 29, 2013 - 2:19 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 planning on following it up with a new EP called Carolina, but they’re asking for some help. The band has already recorded the EP in Brooklyn with producer Daniel Schlett,… More »

By: 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 whatever reason, didn’t make the In Limbo cut was “Ambient,” a seven-minute pulsing cloud of minimal motorik. Without a single discernible lyric, the track shows just how assuredly the band… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2013 - 11:54 am

Turntable Interview: TEEN

When ex-Here We Go Magic keyboardist Kristina a.k.a. Teeny Lieberson wanted to form a new band, she turned to her two sisters — Katherine and Lizzy Lieberson — and a friend, Jane Hership, to form TEEN. Teeny spent three years writing the songs that appear on the group’s debut album, In Limbo, for which they… More »

By: Melissa Locker / December 7, 2012 - 10:43 am
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