Teen Daze

All of Us, Together

Lefse

May 25, 2012 Issue #41 - Yeasayer Bookmark and Share


If Teen Daze is Max Fischer, chillwave is his Rushmore. Unlike contemporaries such as Toro Y Moi and Washed Outwho graduated from the pseudo-genre's lackadaisical backbeats and murky synths on the strength of their pop chopsthe nameless Canadian producer seems happy to wallow in the world of hazy electro soundscapes.

There are subtle signs of maturation after last year's painfully nondescript A Silent Planet EP, most notably "The Future," where Teen Daze corrals his effervescent sound into a satisfying, downbeat tune. Opener "Treten" emerges like a new age dance party, all hypnotic drum machines and zen-like phrasing, while "Late" is a brief, bubbly delight. Ultimately though, All of Us, Together is a slight affair, with Teen Daze desperately clinging to genre hallmarks when he has the potential to be so much more. (www.facebook.com/teendaze)

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Yeni
June 9th 2012
11:35pm

a band with great music but I have to say the show at Toads Place was disappointing. They only plyaed for about 45 minutes, with no encore. If this is the protocol of an early show (the band plays a quick < 1 hour set), I wish I would have known before making my drive up there, which was about as long as their set. After working out the sound for the first 3 songs, they did come alive with some great numbers for the last 1/2 hour.