Posted in music | tour dates on June 6, 2012

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: TEEN - Better (MP3)

TEEN

Brooklyn's TEEN formed about a year and a half ago, started by Katherine Lieberson (aka Teeny) who used to be in Here We Go Magic, and her sister Lizzie plus pal Jane Herships. The band, expanded since, released the Doodz EP online last year and have now signed with Carpark who will release their debut album, In Limbo, this fall.

The album was mixed by Sonic Boom of Spacemen 3 and while there are bits of the Velvet Underground (and their descendants) as well as nods to girl group pop and post punk to be heard, though those descriptors don't do them justice. (Neither does their name.) In Limbo genuinely has it's own thing going and sound sound quite like anything else at the moment. You can download opening track "Better" at the top of this post and stream it at the bottom of this post. There's a video for the song -- repurposed from Kevin Bacon's cheesy '80s bike flick Quicksilver -- which you can watch at the bottom of this post, along with a video for another album track, "Roses and Wine," as well.

TEEN have a few shows scheduled in the NYC area: July 20 at Le Poisson Rouge, opening for "Dean & Britta do Galaxie 500" (tickets on sale); the next day (July 21) at Union Pool (with Bubbles and Test House) as part of the free Summer Thunder series, and then opening for Ariel Pink at Webster Hall on September 14 (tickets on sale 6/8).

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Teen BETTER from FAR EYE on Vimeo.

TEEN - Roses and Wine from Petra Szilagyi on Vimeo.

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Comments (35)

CRAP

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 9:41 AM

1.21 NIGGAWATTS??

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 9:42 AM

the worst opening act i've ever had to suffer through. ever.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 9:45 AM

You don't have to suffer an opening act like this. Arrive to venue late.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 9:51 AM

the fatties on the right don't eat enuff hummus

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 10:00 AM

labels are signing hipster shit bands these days like banks were handing out money in the 80s

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 10:01 AM

animal collective is better

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 10:05 AM

don't worry, ladies, there's enough of Anonymous to go around...

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 10:37 AM

in the picture is worth a 1,000 words category: POSERS

Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2012 10:37 AM

This sounds like a group of kids in a battle of the bands recital that just learned how to play their instruments 3 months ago....

Posted by Really? | June 6, 2012 10:47 AM

lol i like how the hook in their single is the exact hook from the who 'baba o'riley'..

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 10:52 AM

jesus fucking jesus

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 11:10 AM

funny, but fitting analogy, 10:01

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 11:17 AM

I'll do all 4

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 11:44 AM

Are these the ladies from that HBO show "Girls"? If so, I hearby declare them to be this generations "Monkees"'!!!

Posted by Brian Farrelly | June 6, 2012 12:54 PM

please, please, PLEASE stop giving record deals to

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 1:22 PM

http://instagr.am/p/LLdxnAvnCk/

Write HBO and support Frowhawk becoming a permanent character on Girls!

http://hbo.suggestionbox.com/

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 1:23 PM

...EVERY FUCKING PERSON THAT LIVES IN BROOKLYN

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 1:23 PM

Mom_jeans

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 1:28 PM

AWESOME.
wow - you anonymous vegans ...!! the ultimate attention seekers go bitchy .........

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 1:35 PM

In order to seek attention, you need to be non-anonymous, human with IQ of crustacean. You cannot ascribe attention to something that lacks form or name.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 1:53 PM

These four arrived from Iowa 2 years ago. Now they claim to be from Brooklyn???

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 2:31 PM

This is the best band out of Brooklyn since Friends.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 4:17 PM

I really hope this band is a biting satirical parody of "indie rock, 2012." If they're not, dear lords, we're done.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 6:23 PM

''In order to seek attention, you need to be non-anonymous, human with IQ of crustacean. You cannot ascribe attention to something that lacks form or name.''

the proofs in the vegan pudding......apparently ....

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 7:38 PM

Are momjeans the new ironic hipster fashion?

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2012 12:57 PM

this is like watching a bad talk show

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2012 1:27 PM

haterssssss or one specific hater or groups of haters quit hating on peoples success

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2012 2:24 PM

true success is embodied by YTIN.ASNIL.

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2012 2:42 PM

I saw them, as in TEEN, the BAND, not a female getting something shoved in her ass (can someone shoot the abstract theory of uncreative, lazy, ironic band names in the gunt by now already? And no one can use "White" in a band name ever AGAIN... but I digress) and they were engaging and good at Cameo Gallery. More charismatic in person, or perhaps that over abundance of live sound compensates... that being said, these recordings, especially if Sonic Boom is taking credit for mixing any of this, this is just a lethargic drag trying to impersonate a dreamy chant, and the girl sounds tone-deaf as hell (NOT "Better"... and does Kevin Bacon's estate know you're chopping his movie for a music video?). I say all the band budget went into getting an "indie cred producers" credit on their disk, and not much else. Really does give the notion of cream working hard and rising to the top reality to be a joke philosophy. If you don't hit random trend stardom within 2 years, forget it. This must be the branch segments of MK-Ultra LITE in action... I WAS impressed, now I'm eh...

Posted by Synonymous | June 9, 2012 7:38 PM

None of you know what your talking about, I know these lady's personally and there is zero inauthenticity in what they do. Teeny is a truly soulful musician and song writer and if any of you knew just what it takes to make a record and to keep a band together you would shut your wicked little mouths. Have some respect!

Posted by Luke | June 27, 2012 7:56 PM

Cool name - TEENS

www.teens.bandcamp.com

Posted by TEENS | July 9, 2012 12:24 PM

"and does Kevin Bacon's estate know you're chopping his movie for a music video?"

...did Kevin Bacon die?

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2012 2:30 PM

suck

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 1:48 PM

what about who?

Posted by jordon | July 29, 2013 4:21 PM

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