D/B Recommended: Teengirl Fantasy & Butterclock @ Naherholung Sternchen Berlin | Wednesday, 01.02.2012

Boasting an almost Google-proof name, Teengirl Fantasy is the project of Nick Weiss and Logan Takahashi.

Weiss and Takahashi, who craft an atmospheric yet driving sound — borrowing from deep house, shoegaze, and other styles — that makes critics coin terms like “dream-beat,” met during orientation at Ohio’s Oberlin College and began making music together a few weeks later.

They put up a MySpace page for Teengirl Fantasy, but it was when their songs were featured on the blog 20 Jazz Funk Greats that they gained an audience.

Remixes of artists including tourmates Telepathe and a radically reworked version of Mariah Carey’s “Touch My Body,” along with the downloadable EP TGIF and singles on Dick Move and Merok, furthered the buzz around the band.

Teengirl Fantasy | Dancing in Slow Motion

Takahashi and Weiss moved to the Netherlands to study at Amsterdam’s Gerrit Rietveld Academie for four months, but returned to Oberlin for 2010’s spring semester.

Teengirl Fantasy’s full-length debut, 7AM, arrived in September of that year on True Panther/Merok.

ButterClock is a young Parisian who makes some great gothic downtempo along the lines of The XX or Bat For Lashes. It’s atmospheric and slow and very French, though according to Facebook they’re a «gathering of creatures from Nevada».

ButterClock takes you off on a blurred red wine coma of journey that leaves you curled up asleep in the back of a deserted theatre, the strains of the sub base from next doors club filtering through the dusty walls.

Teengirl Fantasy & Butterclock  LIVE

Dj: Green Flash

Wednesday, 01 February 2012 | 21:00 CET
Naherholung Sternchen | Beolinastrasse 7 | 10178 Berlin/Mitte

myspace.com/teengirlfantasy | myspace.com/lauraandtheclock | naherholung-sternchen.de