by Andrew Sacher
As mentioned, Teengirl Fantasy are set to release their new album, Tracer, on August 21 via R&S/True Panther and it features a slew of great guests, Panda Bear, Laurel Halo, Romanthony (the dude who sang Daft Punk's "One More Time"), and more. Teengirl Fantasy shared the first taste of that album with us this week with their new song "End" -- a great progressive dance track with some seriously beautiful piano playing. You can stream that below. They also released their "Motif" single this week, which comes with the b-side "Eternal," a track that also appears on Tracer. So if you pick that up on iTunes, you'll actually get to hear two Tracer tracks this week.
A special edition of the LP will also be pressed with a lenticular cover designed by Kari Altmann (check out a gif of what it looks like below). Only 250 copies of that edition will be pressed "with no repress ever" and is only available for mailorder.
Teengirl Fantasy will kick off a run of European dates this Friday (7/13), and next month they'll tour the US and Canada in support of the new record. That tour includes an album release party in NYC on August 23 with a Rocks Off Cruise with dance pop trio Lemonade and sci-fi synth geeks Gatekeeper. Tickets for the dance party on a boat are on sale now.
A list of all dates, that song stream and gif are below.
Teengirl Fantasy -- 2012 Tour Dates
Fri 7/13 Dour, BE - Dour Festival - R&S Stage $
Sat 7/14 Novi Sad, RS - Exit Festival - R&S Showcase +
Mon 7/16 Dublin, IE - Workman's Club ^
Thu 7/19 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso - Noodlanding
Fri 7/20 Berlin, DE - Naherholung Steunchecn - Shameless Limitless
Sat 7/28 London, GB - Corsica Studios - Club Motherf*cker Summer Special
Fri 8/10 San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge *
Sat 8/11 Los Angeles, CA - Los Globos *
Sun 8/12 San Diego, CA - The Casbah *
Fri 8/17 Vancouver, BC - Waldorf Hotel *
Sat 8/18 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios *
Thu 8/23 New York, NY - Rocks Off Concert Cruise %
Fri 8/31 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry *
Sat 9/01 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *
Sat 9/29 Seattle, WA - Decibel Festival
$ w/ Lone, James Blake, SDC
+ w/ Pariah, SDC, The Chain
^ w/ Reid
* w/ Gatekeeper and Thunder Horse
% w/ Gatekeeper and Lemonade