Since announcing their arrival back in 2010 with a standout track that combined four to the floor bass and synth driven house with a sample from the 70s Canadian disco funk foursome Love Committee, Nick Weiss and Logan Takahashi who make up the Brooklyn via Oberlin College duo Teengirl Fantasy have been steadily building their own unique sound that has found full fruition on their forthcoming album Tracer. To some extent though, that track, 'Cheaters' from their first album, the heavily sampled 7 A.M. is more than somewhat misleading as a signifier of Teengirl Fantasy's sound and approach. 7 A.M. was, as its name suggests, more of a 'come down' record where 'Cheaters' sat quite awkwardly the middle as if someone had rudely got up and inappropriately changed the vibe of the place or just wanted to kickstart the party again.
The first track to appear from Tracer is 'End' which takes in the same chilled out vibe as its predecessor but is more cohesive and less cluttered. Indeed, there isn't a sample in sight. Instead, the record relies heavily on subtlely crafted multi-layered elements that are readily notable but have the effect of working on you subliminally. Panda Bear, Laurel Halo and Romanthony guest. Tracer is out on August 21 through True Panther and the deluxe version of the LP comes with a lenticular jacket limited to 250 copies. Grab that or the normal version here.
2 EFX ft. Kelela
4 Pyjama ft. Panda Bear
5 Mist of Time ft. Laurel Halo
7 Vector Spray
9 Do It ft. Romanthony
Teengirl Fantasy (USA)
From the forthcoming album, 'Tracer', True Panther.
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