TEEN
TUE 22ND JULY

THE TEMPER TRAP – SOLD OUT
TUE 22ND JULY

THE TEMPER TRAP – SOLD OUT
WED 23RD JULY

THE BASICS
WED 23RD JULY

CHILLY GONZALES MASTERCLASS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS PRESENTED IN PIANOVISION
TUE 29TH JULY

CHARLOTTE OC – SOLD OUT
TUE 5TH AUGUST

JAMIE T – SOLD OUT
THU 7TH AUGUST

ERLAND AND THE CARNIVAL – SOLD OUT
THU 7TH AUGUST

TWIN SHADOW
WED 20TH AUGUST

MARK KOZELEK
THU 28TH AUGUST

TUNE-YARDS
WED 3RD SEPTEMBER

GHOST CULTURE
WED 3RD SEPTEMBER

TUNE-YARDS
THU 4TH SEPTEMBER

SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO
TUE 9TH SEPTEMBER

SINKANE
THU 11TH SEPTEMBER

SOHN
FRI 12TH SEPTEMBER

MAX JURY
MON 15TH SEPTEMBER

DUOLOGUE
WED 17TH SEPTEMBER

WOMAN’S HOUR
TUE 23RD SEPTEMBER

FEMME
WED 24TH SEPTEMBER

HAUSCHKA
THU 25TH SEPTEMBER

JAMES YORKSTON
THU 25TH SEPTEMBER

BLONDE REDHEAD
MON 29TH SEPTEMBER

THE VASELINES
WED 1ST OCTOBER

SYLVAN ESSO – SOLD OUT
THU 2ND OCTOBER

THE HORRORS
SAT 4TH OCTOBER

CARIBOU – SOLD OUT
WED 8TH OCTOBER

VASHTI BUNYAN – SOLD OUT
WED 8TH OCTOBER

VASHTI BUNYAN
THU 9TH OCTOBER

MAX JURY
FRI 10TH OCTOBER

TELEMAN
WED 22ND OCTOBER

CLEAN BANDIT
WED 29TH OCTOBER

JOHN WIZARDS
THU 30TH OCTOBER

THE DØ
MON 3RD NOVEMBER

BEN WATT TRIO (FEAT. BERNARD BUTLER & MARTIN DITCHAM)
MON 10TH NOVEMBER

FRANCOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS (LES INROCKS PHILIPS FESTIVAL)
TUE 11TH NOVEMBER

BAXTER DURY
WED 12TH NOVEMBER

EAST INDIA YOUTH
THU 13TH NOVEMBER

2:54
WED 19TH NOVEMBER

CHET FAKER
THU 20TH NOVEMBER

METRONOMY
FRI 5TH DECEMBER

TUE 22ND, JULY
Teen + MYSTYRYS
VENUE / THE LEXINGTON 96-98 PENTONVILLE ROAD, LONDON, N1 9JB 020 7837 5371

TIME / 19:30
CALENDAR / ICAL
TUBE / ANGEL
TICKET INFO / £7.50 ADVANCE
LINKS / WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/TEENTHEBAND , TEEN-NYC.TUMBLR.COM , WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MYSTYRYSBAND , WWW.TWITTER.COM/MYSTYRYS , SOUNDCLOUD.COM/MYSTYRYS , WWW.PSYHEAL.NET

We are thrilled to announce that Brooklyn based girl-band TEEN, will be playing the Lexington this July.

Any great band evolves. And so even though TEEN had certainly made some excellent, acclaimed music in their first few years of existence, they knew they were still discovering their voice — in more than one sense of the word.

TEEN have found that voice on their brilliant second album, The Way and Color, one reason why it’s such a stunning creative breakthrough. Singer-multi-instrumentalist Teeny Lieberson’s voice is starkly highlighted, but the whole album is a conversation between Katherine Lieberson’s crafty, minimalist drumming, Boshra AlSaadi’s lithe, sinuous bass lines, and Lizzie Lieberson’s irresistible synth hooks. The music is filled with overlapping countermelodies of vocals and synth lines; even Katherine’s drums are hooky, so that the songs become ingenious interlocking sonic mantras. Imagine an integration of playfully off-balance rhythms and orchestrated dissonance, spaciously filtered through TEEN’s distinctive musical vision. And listen closely: the tracks are filigreed with all kinds of fascinating events buried deep in the mix.

Teeny played keyboards and sang in Here We Go Magic before founding TEEN in 2010. She self-recorded and self-released the beguiling lo-fi Little Doods EP the following year, then formed a band that included Katherine and Lizzie (yes, they’re all sisters), and signed to Carpark for 2012′s In Limbo. Produced by Sonic Boom (Spectrum, Spacemen 3), In Limbo encompassed trancey but kinetic pop and sprawling, ethereal ballads, and everything in between. Rolling Stone listed its opening track “Better” as one of the “50 Best Songs of 2012.” The Carolina EP followed in 2013 and it was even more varied and accomplished; the band was growing by breathtaking leaps and bounds. But in retrospect, it was all prologue for the remarkable The Way and Color.

The Way and Color has its share of darkness — fear, regret, and loss are all in the picture — but it’s always redeemed by the sheer soulfulness and powerful ingenuity of the music, and the way Teeny always sings even the darkest lyrics with rhythmic and melodic daring. Listen to the way “Rose 4 U” only gets more triumphant when things go bad, or how a stately horn coda transcends the sorrowful mood of “All the Same.” “We’re living in a really aggressive time, a not very thoughtful time,” says Teeny. “And when I finally listened to the album all the way through, I felt proud that we made something that made me feel uplifted. I hope this music will make people feel some happiness and joy.”

The Way and Color does sometimes recall the sound of post-millennial R&B, but, more importantly, TEEN itself embodies one of that era’s signature features: bold, visionary, female musicians. It’s intelligent, heartfelt music, artfully expressed in TEEN’s singular voice.

You can watch their brilliant session by Off The Avenue here.

PLUS SUPPORT FROM MYSTYRYS

MYSTYRYS write uniquely urgent, intricate songs that clash 60’s harmonies and dreamlike melodies against ornate, dynamic drums and jarring guitar. Bound by a mutual love of obscure Oakland trio Natural Dreamers, Adam Slater (guitar/vocals) and Sagar Patel (drums) took refuge in a series of divey London rehearsal spaces, quickly amassing a body of material just slightly the wrong side of discernible. Jon Clifford (bass/vocals) joined soon afterwards and provided an anchor for the band’s developing sound. With the personnel settled, the band gradually evolved to incorporate the psyche of art rock bands such as Women, the raw immediacy of early Liars and the baroque post-punk of Red Krayola.
With a number of releases out on their own label Psychic Healing Network, the debut album will be out late 2014.

Tickets on sale here.