by Bill Pearis

Teen Free Time

TEEN's new album, Love Yes, is out today via Carpark. As I wrote before, they have found the sweet spot between their arty, proggy first album and the nu-R&B of their second, making for by far their best record yet. You can stream the whole thing via Spotify below. The band have also just shared a video for "Free Time" which literally looks like it could've been found on an old VHS tape from 1981. Becca Kauffman from Ava Luna directed the video (dances in it too) and says this about its very specific inspirations:

"Free Time" was inspired by the 1980's public access television performances of R. Stevie Moore, the post-punk choreographer Michael Clark's videodance collaborations with his musical contemporaries, and the barebones production quality and interpretive dance accompaniment to Sid Harvey Fisher's Astrology Songs.

You may remember Harvey Sid Fisher performed Astrology Songs at BV's 2014 SXSW showcase, and Michael Clarke collaborated with The Fall for I Am Curious Orange. You can watch TEEN's "Free Time" video below.

The band celebrated Love Yes with a Valentine's Day show at Union Pool (did you go to that?) and are currently in Louisville, KY on tour. Current tour dates are listed below.


TEEN - 2016 Tour Dates
Feb 19 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Feb 20 Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's
Feb 21 Chicago, IL @ Hideout Inn
Feb 22 Cincinnati, OH @ Monday Night at the Comet
Feb 24 New Haven, CT @ BAR FREE SHOW
Feb 25 Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen
Feb 26 Stony Brook, NY @ Stony Brook University
Feb 27 Hudson, NY @ Half Moon
Mar 09 Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
Mar 10 Asheville, NC @ Tiger Mountain
Mar 11 Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof
Mar 12 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Mar 13 Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge
Mar 14 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
Mar 16-20 Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 21 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
Mar 24 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Mar 25 San Diego, CA @ Whistle Stop Bar
Mar 26 Los Angeles, CA @ Breezer Vol. I at Fais Do-Do
Mar 28 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Mar 29 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
Mar 31 Omaha, NE @ O'Leaver's
Apr 01 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's
Apr 02 Grand Rapids, MI @ Ladyfest GR
Apr 04 Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
Apr 05 Toronto, ON @ The Silver Dollar Room

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