Way back in February of this year, we featured a new Teen Daze track called “Brooklyn Summer” that was the lead single from the album All of Us, Together, which was released towards the end of May via Lefse Records. The album was a fantastic interweaving of electronic beats but ultimately left me wanting a bit more of the style from his Beach Dreams EP with the incorporation of vocals into the tracks. While Teen Daze is certainly always atmospheric in the best way, the extra layer of fuzzy vocals he has featured from time to time brings an added element and meaning to his songs. Thankfully, I might not have to wait long for my wish as I apparently forgot that Teen Daze is the Ty Segall of the electronic indie scene and never stops releasing new music.
Two days ago, “Union” was released along with the details for his second full-length album of the year, The Inner Mansions, which will hit the shelves on 11-6-12. And to my great surprise and joy, he enlisted the stellar vocal services of Frankie Rose for the track. The song itself is fantastic, with the two singing on top of each other to create an interesting blend of voice to put effects to. Beginning with a chaotic clamor of sound, it eventually settles out into a melodic, lush, pool of tranquility to sink into. Dive in and give it a listen below.
Written by Greg Dahman
For a guy whose debut LP is scheduled to drop later this year, Teen Daze sure has hasn’t been shy of releasing bits and pieces of what could have been parts of that debut album over the past few years. A chillwaver from Vancouver, Teen Daze, aka Jamison to his friends, is the ultimate bedroom musician turned live act. In 2010 he dropped not 1, but 3 mini albums/EPs over the second half of the year including the underrated Four More Years, the ridiculous good EP Beach Dreams, and the eclectic collection of odds and ends material called My Bedroom Floor all on his Bandcamp page. Late last year, he dropped the C.S. Lewis inspired EP A Silent Planet, a shimmery, visual collection of electronic music based on the premise of one’s first encounters on a new world.
“Brookylyn Summer” is the first release off the debut LP of Teen Daze, All of Us, Togerther, which is scheduled to drop from Lefse Records on 5-22-12. It continues the ambient, visceral experience that is listening to Teen Daze. It’s not so much about the sound as it is what you experience from listening to it. While you can stream it below, be sure to head over to the Teen Daze Bandcamp page for a free digital download of the track while we all await the new album later this year.
As always, enjoy, and please spread the word.
Written by Greg Dahman