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Teen Men premiere new song “Los Angeles” and video — watch

Rising Delaware outfit has a knack for colorful and contagious pop music

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    What do you get when you combine the musical talents of Spinto Band members Nick Krill and Joe Hobson and the visual arts prowess of Albert Birney and Catherine Maloney? Well, that would be the inventive indie pop outfit Teen Men.

    The Delaware band took its name from a 1960s Playboy issue that highlighted the “teen men” mindset, a way of thinking that involved “taking risks, irrational self-confidence, and the search for new experiences.” While 2015 is a long ways off from those flower power days, the freewheeling, experimental flair of that era figures prominently in the group’s material. Case in point: Teen Men’s new offering “Los Angeles”.

    Here, Teen Men seem to re-imagine the bustling, smoggy SoCal city as a paradise-like destination, painted in lovely summer pastels and warmed with glimmering synths. Has Tinseltown ever sounded this idyllic? The four-piece’s accompanying video is equally fetching, and sees animator Phil Davis conjure a technicolor cosmos where goofy jellyfish-like blobs and dancing, neon squiggles reign supreme. Check it out below.

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    “Los Angeles” will appear on Teen Men’s self-titled debut album, which is slated to hit stores on July 14th through Bar/None Records. For more of the LP, check out “Hiding Records (So Dangerous)” and “The Sea, The Sea”. Pre-order it here.

    Teen Men Tracklist:
    01. Hiding Records (So Dangerous)
    02. Adventure Kids
    03. The Sea, The Sea
    04. It’s All Rushing Back
    05. Rene
    06. Township (Not Sure)
    07. Fall Out A Tree
    08. New Kind
    09. Los Angeles
    10. Kids Being Kids

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    In support, the band will be touring with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah this summer.

    Teen Men 2015 Tour Dates:
    05/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
    05/29 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
    05/30 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls
    05/31 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
    06/02 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
    06/03 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
    06/04 – Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack
    06/05 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
    06/06 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
    06/08 – El Paso, TX @ Low Brow
    06/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
    06/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
    06/12 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
    06/17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    06/19 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
    07/17 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
    07/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
    07/19 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
    07/22 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
    07/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
    07/24 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater
    07/25 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    07/28 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
    07/29 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
    07/31 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
    08/01 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

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