The Teenagers Prep XL Debut, Tour
- Words: Fred Miketa
Most people may know The Teenagers as the Paris-based trio that’s travelled with Justice and Crystal Castles and remixed for the likes of Simian Mobile Disco, Air, and New Young Pony Club. But rather than hop the distorted electro bandwagon ridden by their of their Merok and Kitsuné labelmates, the three youth-obsessed members of the group subscribe to a form of indie-pop driven by mid-tempo punk basslines, cheeky (and explicit) lyrics, and catchy synths.
For their North American debut, The Teenagers will release their Starlett Johanssen EP on XL Recordings December 4, and follow that up with several dates at the beginning of 2008. Meanwhile, the band is already in the studio with The Strokes’ producer Gordon Raphael working on new material. If you haven’t heard or seen the “Homecoming” or “Starlett Johanssen” videos, you may want to do so now, because The Teenagers are on the verge of pop domination.
01/22 Los Angeles, CA: Echo
01/23 Los Angeles, CA: Spaceland
01/24 San Francisco, CA: 330 Ritch
01/26 Chicago, IL: Sonotheque
01/27 Toronto, ON: The Social
01/29 Montreal, QC: Just For Laughs
01/30 New York, NY: Mercury Lounge
01/31 New York, NY: Hiro Ballroom
02/01 Philadelphia, PA: Pure
02/02 Brooklyn, NY: Studio B
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