Tei Shi

SXSW 2017 Gallery: SPIN Portraits with Danny Brown, Kelela, Mastodon, Lil Yachty, and More

For five days and nights at SXSW 2017, SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum hosted the Mazda Studio at Empire, featuring dozens of stand-out performances from established…
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017

Stephin Merritt, Will Sheff, and More Remember David Bowie on the Talkhouse

The Talkhouse, a place for musicians to write about other musicians, is hosting a remembrance of the late, great David Bowie. The 69-year-old died yesterday,…
James Grebey / January 11, 2016

Q&A: Tei Shi Discusses the Problem with ‘Diva’ Belting and the Power of the Mermaid

Valerie Teicher, a.k.a. Tei Shi, accurately (although flippantly) characterizes her celestial, wide-ranging vocal style as "Mermaid Music." What started off as a tongue-in-cheek way of…
Margaret Farrell / April 23, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Lord Huron Is a ‘Fool for Love,’ Marie Davidson Has ‘Insomnie,’ and More

Welcome to SPIN‘s Singles Mix! The SPIN staff has rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from French electronic…
SPIN Staff / April 2, 2015

Five Artists to Watch in March 2015

From a synth-pop Brooklyn R&B singer trying her luck at covering Beyoncé to a power-pop project initially sidelined by a life-altering illness, these are the…
SPIN Staff / March 2, 2015