Watch TEEN’s Playfully Hazed and Dazed ‘Circus’ Video
Brooklyn dream-pop quartet readies 'Carolina' EP
Brooklyn’s TEEN specializes in a hazy, dazed brand of dream-pop that’s more playful than narcotic (here’s looking at you, Beach House). That unique character can be traced to founder Kristina “Teeny” Lieberson, who did time in Here We Go Magic before founding this quartet with her sisters and a buddy. They used Kickstarter to fund their forthcoming Carolina EP, due May 28 via Carpark, and we heard the lovely first taste of that last week with “Paradise.” Now there’s a second song to consider: “Circus,” which comes wrapped in the spare but fittingly foggy video above, shot at Brooklyn’s Union Pool during a recent show. Like its namesake, the song is bright and a little chaotic, heavy on the keys with a moody rhythm section but made buoyant by Teeny’s vocals. “I should find that daunting,” she sings. Clearly, she doesn’t.