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Time Meant Nothing

Teepee on May 08, 2012 05:46


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    The "Time Meant Nothing" 7" is available for purchase here:

    From the forthcoming album: Distant Love or: Time Never Meant Anything, and Never Will, due November 6 via the Revera Corporation.

    Teepee is the creative outlet for Miami musician Erix S. Laurent, who crafts fuzz-drenched walls of sound that blend the melodic acuity of highbrow pop with the progressive sensibilities of the avant-garde.

    Stitched in Miami's blind spot as a musician whose artistic vision is fiercely uncompromising, Teepee began experimenting with drone-based melodies in 2008. His first releases were lo-fi sonic excursions on HoZac Records and Jerkwave Tapes amongst others. Recorded material around this time showcased a harsh, raw sound that drew influence from minimalist lo-fi pioneers, electronic noise artists, and 80s innovators such as Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine and Cocteau Twins. Live shows were unpredictable and exceptional, sometimes featuring a rotating cast of local musicians.

    Teepee recorded his first critically successful full length, Morals in 2009, and immediately toured the US. Soon afterward, Teepee assembled a full band and began crafting his latest album, Distant Love or: Time Never Meant Anything, And Never Will.

    Distant Love sees a renewed direction for Teepee: it's a hi-fidelity, cathartic pop record, with propulsive melodies covered in fuzz and drenched in reverb, frequently indulging in bursts of white noise. Recent performances with his full band teem with urgency, dissonance, and frenetic energy without sacrificing the band's unaffected cool. Live, Distant Love takes on a raw, commanding life of its own.

    The album's first single, Time Meant Nothing, is a meditation on time's ability to both heal and hurt, focusing on the relationship between an imaginary couple, one of whom aspires for more than the unrequited love of his partner. Time Meant Nothing is an anthemic introduction to Teepee's newest album; it's at once hopeful and bleak, powerful and gentle, always brutally honest.

    For artist relations, media, and booking, please contact Andrew McLees at the Revera Corporation:


    Song written by Erix S. Laurent

    Performed by Erix S. Laurent
    Except: Drums & Percussion by Jorge Balbi

    Produced, Engineered & Mixed by Albert Ovadia at Clear Moon Studios
    Mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering

    Art by Lola Dupré
    Layout and Art Direction by Edwin Beauchamp


    You can also watch the band performing it live here:

    Released by: The Revera Corporation
    Release/catalogue number: RÊVE035
    Release date: Jul 19, 2012


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