Synth-pop group TEEN released their new album Love Yes on Friday, and now the all-female quartet have shared the über-retro music video for the single “Free Time”.
Post-disco synthesizers and tight-knit dance rhythm travel back in time, taking the music video along for the ride. VHS-quality video, ridiculous pantsuits, and stiff choreography pay tribute to early MTV-esque music videos and the genre’s pioneering place in music history.
Becca Kauffman, the video’s director (and cameo dancer) explains:
“Free Time” was inspired by the 1980’s public access television performances of R. Stevie Moore, the post-punk choreographer Michael Clark’s videodance collaborations with his musical contemporaries, and the barebones production quality and interpretive dance accompaniment to Sid Harvey Fisher’s Astrology Songs.
Enjoy the music video below and catch TEEN on tour (dates below). You can order a copy of Love Yes through the Carpark Records website.
Feb 19 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Feb 20 Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
Feb 21 Chicago, IL @ Hideout Inn
Feb 22 Cincinnati, OH @ Monday Night at the Comet
Feb 24 New Haven, CT @ BAR FREE SHOW
Feb 25 Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen
Feb 26 Stony Brook, NY @ Stony Brook University
Feb 27 Hudson, NY @ Half Moon
Mar 09 Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
Mar 10 Asheville, NC @ Tiger Mountain
Mar 11 Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof
Mar 12 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Mar 13 Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge
Mar 14 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
Mar 16-20 Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 21 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
Mar 24 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Mar 25 San Diego, CA @ Whistle Stop Bar
Mar 26 Los Angeles, CA @ Breezer Vol. I at Fais Do-Do
Mar 28 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Mar 29 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
Mar 31 Omaha, NE @ O’Leaver’s
Apr 01 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s
Apr 02 Grand Rapids, MI @ Ladyfest GR
Apr 04 Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
Apr 05 Toronto, ON @ The Silver Dollar Room