Teeny officially conceived TEEN in 2010 while on break from touring as part of renowned band Here We Go Magic. Following her self-recorded 2011 release, she invited her sisters to join, transforming TEEN into a full-blown band. Carpark Records caught wind, and TEEN signed to the label for its debut, 2012’s In Limbo. The sisters’ inevitable chemistry manifests across the record; the familial bonds that formed it gave it a strength that resulted in acclaim from publications including Rolling Stone.
It was with 2014 follow-up The Way and Color, that the sisters solidified their accessible but complex, psychedelia- and synth-informed pop lens through which they explore romance, womanhood, and social constructs. Of the album’s more outré, electronic-influenced sounds, The New York Times raved: “The band’s new songs bloom with vocal harmonies and double down on intricate counterpoint…. TEEN’s music never [loses its balance].”
Good Fruit, the band’s 4th album out 3/1/2019, is its sharpest thesis yet. A meditation on life after love, it’s thematically the opposite of its predecessor, 2016’s Love Yes, which The Guardian praised as “reminiscent of…inventive late-70s to mid-80s pop groups.”