Remix of The Day: Teen Daze Takes On Generationals

New Orleans duo Generationals may have a winning falsetto-pop number in “Put A Light On,” which features on their sophomore release, Heza, a follow-up to 2009’s Con Law. But however laid-back a song is, it’s never so relaxed and dreamy that Canadian beach bum Teen Daze can’t tweak it further for maximum chillout.

 
Yes, you’ll probably feel a bit zapped after a ride on this swirl of sun-kissed electronica—then again, weren’t you anyway? It’s a Tuesday, after all, and your only hope of getting through it is nostalgia for that long-ago weekend. Dare I say it? Teen Daze’s palette is the audio equivalent of Instagram filter. In a good way.
 

 
Meanwhile, here’s the charming video for the original “Put A Light On.” Generationals are on quite the extensive tour at the moment; not too late to catch them in Brooklyn tonight, as it happens.
 
 
04/23 – Brooklyn, NY – Rock Shop
04/25 – Allston, MA – Great Scott *
04/27 – Portland, ME – Space 

04/28 – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
04/30 – Winooski, VT – The Monkey House 
05/01 – Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo 
05/02 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison

05/03 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop 
05/04 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall ^
05/05 – Milwaukee, WI – Hotel Foster 
05/06 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry 
05/08 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews 

05/09 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House 
05/10 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt 
05/11 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl 
05/31 – Lafayette, LA – Downtown Alive!

05/31 – Lafayette, LA – Atmosphere 

06/01 – Dallas, TX – Three Links 
06/02 – Austin, TX – The Parish 

06/04 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom 

06/05 – San Diego, CA – Casbah 
06/07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo 

06/08 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill 

06/11 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge 
06/12 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern 
06/13 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret 
06/14 – Missoula, MT – The Badlander 

06/15 – Boise, ID – Neurolux 
06/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge 
06/17 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive 
06/18 – Kansas City, Mo – Record Bar 
06/20 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs

06/21 – New Orleans, LA – Maison

06/22 – Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box

06/23 – Tampa, FL – New World Brewery 

06/26 – Orlando, FL – The Social

06/27 – Jacksonville, FL – Underbelly

06/28 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall  
* w/ Splashh  
^ w/ Brass Bed
 w/ Young Empires

Beat Connection Brings Their Dreamy Sounds to Brooklyn

Last Thursday was a good night for electro-pop at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, with a more than respectable line-up. Soulful Brooklyn weirdo Rioux kicked off the evening, followed by Teen Daze’s blissed-out atmospherics. White Arrows brought their glitchy, punchy pop songs all the way from California.

The endlessly charming Beat Connection headlined the night. With immersive, dreamy compositions on songs like “Saola,” “Think/Feel,” and “The Palace Garden,” the title track from their forthcoming debut LP, the Seattle quartet hits the sweet spot. The band’s still growing, as they noted this was their first-ever sold-out show, but more people are bound to catch on soon.

The Palace Garden is out August 6 on Tender Age/Classic Ills. Beat Connection are continuing to tour the US, dates here.