Out of the same environment that brought up acts like Ariel Pink, Nite Jewel, & Abe Vigoda, Comes The twin-brother-smooth-jazz-powerhouse that is Teen Inc. Already this Duo has began to turn heads, receiving comments from Elton John & George Benson. Not to mention them offering their smooth funk sensibilities in collaborations with Dam-Funk & Nite Jewel. This los angeles group is gaining steam and dont seem to be slowing down.
Their single ‘fountains/friend of the night’ is just a tease of their Hall & Oates style soulfulness. “Fountains” is as smooth and jazzy as it is soulful, opening with a breakdown into a groove that has Prince written all over it. The synth parts mimicking sax solos, matched with ambient whispered Lyrics. Yearning to bust out of its self, these songs have a depth that many attempt and fail at, but these fusion brothers have solidified it. Cathy guitar licks, the drums keep the attention, and the vocals play as a sort of veil to the rest of the song, is it possible for their to be psychedelic power jazz? Check it out for your self below, listen to their track “Friend of the Night”!
by alex auclair