You have to admire TEEN for doing things exactly how they want. The Brooklyn-based female quartet has always leaned toward the abstract, warped side of things, mixing space rock with indie-pop and ’70s psychedelic ephemera. No one makes music quite like TEEN, and they go all in, right down to their new video for “Free Time,” below.
The purple-hazy video features dancer Becca Kauffman from Ava Luna, and who also directs the video, which was shot straight to VHS (!) by Mika Altskan at Rollgate Studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
According to Kauffman:
‘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.
Listen to “Free Time,” “All About Us” and “Tokyo” on Soundcloud:
“Free Time” is off their new album Love Yes, out now on Carpark Records. They’ve kicked off their North American tour and will perform at SXSW on March 16-20.
Feb 19 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Feb 20 Lakewood, OH @ Mahalls
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 @ OLeavers
Apr 01 Iowa City, IA @ Gabes
Apr 02 Grand Rapids, MI @ Ladyfest GR
Apr 04 Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
Apr 05 Toronto, ON @ The Silver Dollar Room