Teen Girl Scientist Monthly
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Teen Girl Scientist Monthly

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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"Video: Safari - Teen Girl Scientist Monthly"

I absolutely adore this video and song from the New York-based sextet Teen Girl Scientist Monthly. "Safari," one of the tracks off their recently released debut EP Pioneer Ghost, is a wonderfully catchy tune with an energetic video to match. The six-way split screen video showcases each member of the band and applies some fun camera tricks, like bassist Matt Gliva running through his bandmates' shots during the "whoa-oh-oh" breakdown. You can tell they had a lot of fun filming this one.

"Safari," as well as the rest of the EP, has a great, danceable drumbeat, playful male/female vocals, and adds a fresh taste of violin to boot. You can pick yourself up a copy of Pioneer Ghosts on Bandcamp now! - The Ruckus


"Up and Coming: Teen Girl Scientist Monthly"

They rocked the Cake shop. I came one song into their set; with a roomful of people packed into the front half I had to push through to meet up with some friends. The evening broke down into more mayhem with each song—a particular punkish one (Maya Dances with Trees) brought bodies into a flurry. - New York Pudding


"TEEN GIRL SCIENTIST MONTHLY – PIONEER GHOST"

Brooklyn’s Teen Girl Scientist Monthly is making music that I adore. Fun, fast, post punk or what some are calling pop stomp. This six piece is having fun and it is obvious, by their blending of violin, vox and other musical treats. This is music that is not to be listened to while chained to a desk or feeling depressed. It is music for the infectious joy that comes along with feeling young, optimistic and knowing the weekend is just a few hours away as you plan to storm it and have the time of your life. Teen Girl Scientist Monthly is just rad! - Loudvine


"in which teen girl scientist monthly goes on safari"

so, a lot of my favorite bands have been around awhile, and have the age and experience to back up their awesomeness - but there's something to be said for the exuberance that youth can bring. oftentimes musically unrestrained and joyful, young bands can have exciting sounds that oftentimes act like a dash of hot sauce into an otherwise bland musical atmosphere.

i say this because i've recently had a listen to a very young band - teen girl scientist monthly. this group, made up of six members, first performed together in august 2010. since then, they've been touring the new york club circuit as well as putting out both a demo and official ep. - Have You Met Heather?


"Teen Girl Scientist Monthly"

With their male-female vocal dynamic, prominent violin parts, and danceable percussion, the line-up invites comparisons to indie rock royalty like Ra Ra Riot and The Arcade Fire. But TGSM’s sound often seems more indebted to country, folk, and post-punk. Their high energy music is often unconventionally danceable, as in EP opening Can’t Sleep which is propelled by a fast country snare. Standout track Riverstomp meanwhile evokes a sort of Caribbean-by-way-of-Appalachia sound. - Piradical Productions


Discography

Pioneer Ghost (EP) - December 2010
Hear Boys Talk (Single) - August 2011

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TGSM formed August 2010 in the sunny Brooklyn hamlet of Bushwick. They’ve jangled, stomped and shouted all throughout NYC, recording two EPs of dancey indie pop and videos for their fan favorite tracks RiverStomp, Safari, and Fever.

They’ve built a following playing Brooklyn and Manhattan apartments and basements and headlining places like the Bitter End, Arlene's Grocery, Cake Shop, the Delancey, the Charleston, Legion Bar, Matchless, and Sugarland. Their live shows are loud and sweaty, full of call-and-response sing-a-longs and dancing.

They record and release independently, and design and produce their album art by hand. Pioneer Ghost and Hear Boys Talk are available in mp3 form through their website (teengirlscimo.com), and one can pick up the individually stenciled and hand-folded physical releases at their shows. They’ll release their debut full length in Fall 2012.