Stream the upcoming Teen Daze album ‘Themes for Dying Earth’
via NPR: First Listen
’Themes For Dying Earth’ due February 10, 2017 via FLORA
STREAM: ‘Themes for Dying Earth’
Photo Credit : Sharalee Prang
Themes For Dying Earth is the fifth LP from British Columbia-based artist Teen Daze (Jamison Isaak), and the first to be released through his new label, FLORA.
Today stream on NPR: First Listen the upcoming Teen Daze album Themes For Dying Earth. Themes For Dying Earth is due February 10, 2017, click here to pre-order the album on iTunes, and here to pre-order the vinyl.
After last year’s foray into vibrant indie-pop, Themes finds Teen Daze returning to more ambient, electronic production with new insight: “I learned so much from the experience making Morning World, it would be a step backwards if I didn’t apply it.” This comes through in songs like “Lost”, “Rising” and the first single, “Cycle”, which fuse the synthesized sound of early Teen Daze records with the live energy of his more recent works. Themes is also distinct in its collaborative nature. Jamison has worked with other artists in the past, but never to this degree and expanse: “Making the last record alongside other people helped me realize that inviting additional minds to the creative process brings out the best in me.“ Themes For Dying Earth also features collaborations with Sean Carey, Dustin Wong, Sound Of Ceres, Nadia Hulett, and Jon Anderson.
Conceptually and thematically, this album is one of Jamison’s most personal, navigating topics both intimate and broad: “Much of my work is inspired by nature, and it’s scary to think that future generations may not have that same relationship. The album starts with Cycle, a song about my personal experience dealing with anxiety and depression, and it slowly zooms out to cover some of the external forces, like climate change, that are affecting those experiences. After touring last fall, I came home so cynical and worn out, I decided take all the nervous energy I had about the world, and filter it through more optimistic, positive sounds.“
02/16 – Brooklyn, NY – Silent Barn
02/17 – Montreal, QC – Arbutus Records
02/18 – Toronto, ON – Bambi’s
02/22 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
02/23 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
02/24 – San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern (Noise Pop Festival)
02/26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Bootleg
03/01 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
03/02 – Seattle, WA – Lo-Fi
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