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TEEN

TEEN

GRMLN, Seatraffic

Thu, May 1, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

$12 adv / $14 door

This event is all ages

TEEN
TEEN
Pivoting from the melodic psych of their previous efforts, TEEN’s second full-length The Way And Color shows the young group confidently shifting direction with their distinctly modern, R&B-informed pop.

Searching for inspiration following their last album, the band’s three sisters – lead singer Teeny Lieberson, keyboardist Lizzie Lieberson and drummer Katherine Lieberson – found direction from a simple lineup tweak, joining with bassist Boshra AlSaadi to mine a new side of the band’s sound.

What emerged was the ambitious scope of The Way And Color. Recorded over a ten-day session in upstate New York, the band infuses their brooding pop with minimalist beats and complex harmonies, inspired by D’Angelo and Erykah Badu’s classic R&B.

Amidst the album’s rich patchwork, Teeny emerges as a expressive, inspired frontwoman, touching on themes of relationships, womanhood and power. The record’s crisp production from Daniel Schlett (DIIV) showcases her voice’s stylistic agility, from the theatrical vamping of “Rose 4 U” to the twisting, soulful “More Than I Ask For.” Toying with genre, TEEN successfully trades in the reverb for a punchy clarity and newfound maturity.
GRMLN
GRMLN is the musical project of 20 year old, Yoodoo Park. He was born in Kyoto, Japan and moved to southern California at a young age (though he still goes back to Japan every summer). Yoodoo started playing music at the age of 13 when he was given a bass guitar and has been playing music ever since.

During the summer of 2010, Yoodoo started recording relaxing songs for himself to listen to in his car during lazy, summer afternoons. To capture the sound of relaxation in his songs, Yoodoo incorporated clean sounding guitar rhythms with a mixture of drowsy melodies. Surrounded and inspired by trees and coastal surf, Yoodoo's interest in nature shows through amply in his music. In his Explore EP, GRMLN has been described as a sound that blends clean-rock and dream-pop.

Empire is GRMLN's album for the cruisin' world: Upbeat rock music with the feel of 90s pop-punk. The new tracks are much more rock-driven than Explore's gentle, dreamy tunes. The album was mostly written the months preceding and during Yoodoo's sophomore year at the University of California Santa Cruz. When the fall semester began, Yoodoo would either write in between classes or just ditch the day's lessons all together in pursuit of a song.
Seatraffic
San Francisco-based Mark Zannad (vocals/synth) and Brandon Harrison (drums/vocals) began collaborating as Seatraffic in 2010. Since then, the synth-pop duo released an EP and a handful of singles, and played a slew of regional shows including recently sharing the stage with How To Dress Well and The Ruby Suns. This year the duo is releasing four new singles for free, starting with "Superficial Heart." The tracks were conceived while Zannad was studying architecture in Europe last summer. He brought the song skeletons back to Harrison where they were reworked and in October, they headed into San Francisco's Different Fur Studios with Nic Pope (The Morning Benders, Twin Shadow, Cults) to record.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com