All Of Us, Together is the first proper full-length from Vancouver’s Teen Daze. Arriving after a prolific stretch of EPs, singles, + remixes since 2010, & recorded in the hopeful turn from spring to summer 2011, it’s something of a culmination. “I’m very proud of this as my first real LP, and the statement it makes. It fully represents where I’ve come to as an electronic artist.”
Teen Daze’s music has always suggested an auditory utopia; this album now propels those aesthetic notions forward in the timeline, resulting in a present moment awareness, rather than trademark nostalgia. "I came upon an old book at a thrift store called Utopian Visions, an encyclopaedic volume of different views on what utopia might look like, which became a huge inspiration. Especially when considering the future of our world as it actually unfolds. We’re becoming more and more self-reliant, more and more separated from our communities. I wanted to make a record that sounded more synthetic but also inviting-this is futuristic music with a heart."
“Together” is the key word here. This is a record meant for interaction, be it on the dancefloor or on a drive under the night sky with friends. "There are countless reasons on why a person would create something; my reason is bring people together, to let them know that they’re not alone."
Out on 05.22 via Lefse.
Photo taken last year by Tom Pavlich at Glasslands in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
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