The Bowery Presents: Teen Daze + Heavenly Beat

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The Bowery Presents: Teen Daze + Heavenly Beat
Friday, October 2, 2015
9PM Doors | 10PM Show

$10 ADV | $12 DOS
21+

TEEN DAZE
https://teendaze.bandcamp.com/
Autumnal days feel exceptionally short in Abbotsford, BC, Canada. The sun rises but hardly invites. The inevitability of night is impending.

As 2012 came to a close, Teen Daze entered a state of repose. He chose the company of insular, droning ambient music. He wrote new material, and for the first time he found the process not to be a means of escape or refuge. Rather than imagining an outward utopia, or seeking an inward sanctuary, he simply engaged his work with his reality, his physical world.

Like its namesake, Glacier is more than solidified water adrift in a sea of home-produced electronic music. It is a collection of moments, historical particles and physical experiences, gathered into a whole. A testament to self-editing and sequencing, the 40-minute album merges hours of abstract instrumental work with more structured compositions. Varied yet cohesive, Glacier finds Jamison confident both as a drifter and a romantic. Lyrics are used personally and sparingly, often drifting in and out on a single phrase. "No one sees you, the way I see you", he repeats through opener "Alaska". Album centerpiece "Ice On The Windowsill" celebrates the notion of remaining indoors with the one you love as the world frosts over. Connecting each epiphany are wordless ruminations—like the twisted pitch of "Tundra", the cool warmth of "Forest At Dawn"—some of the most evocative sound design in Teen Daze's career to date. "Walk" is the rightful closer, an affectingly repetitious four chord salute to a fallen day.

The album's fixation on manifesting physicality translates to being a highly performative production. The role of live instruments, field recordings, and general human presence is evident in these songs, just as millennia-old organisms lay suspended in a frozen core. This was a deliberate choice; Teen Daze plans to tour in support of the release for the first time as a full band—essentially to actualize Glacier in the physical world.

HEAVENLY BEAT
https://heavenlybeat.bandcamp.com/
Heavenly Beat is the side project of Beach Fossils bassist John Pena. He began writing and performing under the moniker in 2009, crafting dreamy electro-pop around his gentle vocals. The first Heavenly Beat release, the Suday single for Captured Tracks, arrived in 2011, followed by the Faithless single soon after. Pena began work on a Heavenly Beat album in 2012, resulting in Talent, released that July. He left Beach Fossils soon after to focus on Heavenly Beat full-time and began work on a second album. After scrapping the results of sessions that took place in a real studio, Pena retreated to his house to record. Prominence, which featured Pena playing all the instruments aside from a few keyboard parts done by Daniel Schlett and Christian Barsi, was released by Captured Tracks in October 2013.
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