Teengirl Fantasy Set to Release Nun EP 11/25
Following up their sophomore LP Tracer from August 2012, Teengirl Fantasy will release a new EP in November. The EP, titled Nun, does not feature any vocalists or samples as some of their past works have. Consisting of four tracks, Nun showcases their ability to mix different genres while staying true to their original free-form sound. "Eric" touches on genres such as drum'n'bass, jungle, and footwork, while title track "Nun" is a sprawling, yet percussion heavy club journey, building in verve throughout. "Platinum" simulates a soaring feeling with airy synths that are offset by sparse hard-edged percussion. The EP closes with "Nun Beat," a variation of "Nun" played at a different tempo to create a screwed R&B beat. Overall, Nun is reminiscent of Teengirl Fantasy's earlier works while stepping into new territory and giving insight into where their sound is heading for their forthcoming third full-length.
While students at Oberlin College, Nick Weiss and Logan Takahashi connected over a shared love of classic house and techno records that prompted them to make, "some kind of dance music that wasn't just emulating what we were hearing." The duo formed their music organically, improvising over loops that eventually materialized into full-fledged compositions. Rather than relying on triggering loops, or quantization, Teengirl Fantasy's music has always been performed and composed live, resulting in a form of discourse between the band and their instruments. The result is a-typical for electronic dance music- colorful, maximalist textures and tones that move along with a driving rhythm yet still retain a distinctly human and emotional core.
In the fall of 2010, True Panther Sounds and Merok released Teengirl Fantasy's debut LP, 7AM. Titled after the, "confused, dreamy, half-awake, half-asleep state that one experiences after staying up all night partying," 7AM was critically praised for its creative use of samples and experimentation.
On their sophomore LP, Tracer, Teengirl Fantasy featured an array of vocalists including Panda Bear, Romanthony (of Daft Punk's "One More Time" fame), Laurel Halo, and Kelela. Tracer touched on an array of genres such as techno, pop, R&B, and house.
Teengirl Fantasy's Nun EP will be released digitally only on Nov. 25 in Europe and Nov. 26 in the US through This Is Music.
Nov. 9 - Paris, FR - Trou Aux Biches, La Java *
Nov. 12 - London, UK - Corsica Studios ^
Nov. 22 - Stockholm, SE - Body, Under Bron
Nov. 23 - Berlin, DE - Janus, Chester's Club
* w/ Telepath
^ w/ James Ferraro
Teengirl Fantasy Nun EP (This Is Music) Street Date: Nov. 25, 2013 Format: Digital
1. Eric 2. Nun 3. Platinum 4. Nun Beat