TEEN Streams New Album via NPR, Plus Shares New Music Video via Consequence of Sound
Next week, TEEN - comprised of sisters Teeny, Lizzie, and Katherine Lieberson - will releaseGood Fruit, its fourth studio album, and the band's first self-produced record. Starting today, the incredible record is streaming early exclusively via NPR's First Listen. Out on March 1st, 2019via lifelong label Carpark, Good Fruit is a remarkable and bold statement on moving forward and letting go of the past. Pre-order the album HERE and stream it via NPR HERE.
In addition to the album stream, TEEN share a gorgeous music video for the heartbreaking ballad"Pretend." The contemplative music video perfectly complements the song, which is about the disappointment of realizing a partner isn't all you've built them up to be. Learn more about the video and its inspiration via Consequence of Sound HERE.
TEEN will be on tour with 4AD's Methyl Ethel starting next month, as well returning to SXSW inAustin, TX. See below to find a show near you, get your tickets HERE and stay tuned for more dates coming soon.
If TEEN's 2016 album Love Yes was a bursting, harmony-infused synthpop thesis on embracing love, then its follow-up, the even more joyous and melodic Good Fruit, is its opposite, a look at what happens after love fades. "A lot of what ties Good Fruit in...is forging new paths for ourselves and letting go of old ways of doing things," Teeny says. Rooted in challenging themes,Good Fruit touches on a wide array of tough topics - "Radar" is a Lizzie-penned ballad that explores a previously unmentioned formative trauma, "Putney" is a slinky, bassy bop that deals with how projected ideals and personal fantasy play into sex and misogyny, "Runner" is a bursting, beatific, synth-driven track which reflects on fleeing a relationship as a partner wants to become closer, while "Only Water" is a glistening and deceptively upbeat number about death and the loss of a loved one. As on all prior TEEN releases, there are frequent meditations on death, capitalism, and womanhood across Good Fruit. But the Lieberson sisters have, with their fourth album, crafted a dynamic, hook-stuffed take on the oft-trodden breakup album. When love fades, TEEN soars.
Mar 7: The Pinhook: Durham, NC
Mar 8: 529: Atlanta, GA
Mar 9: Savannah Stopover: Savannah, GA
Mar 10: High Dive: Gainesville, FL
Mar 12-17: SXSW: Austin, TX
Mar 18: Club Congress: Tucson, AZ^
Mar 19: The Echo: Los Angeles, CA*
Mar 20: Cafe du Nord: San Francisco, CA*
Mar 22: Mississippi Studios: Portland,OR*
Mar 23: Barboza: Seattle, WA*
Mar 24: Treefort Festival: Boise, ID
Mar 27: The Hideout: Chicago, IL
Mar 28: Beachland Tavern: Cleveland, OH
Mar 29: Elsewhere: Brooklyn, NY*
Mar 30: DC9: Washington, DC*
*with Methyl Ethel
Photo Credit: Charles Billot