DEBUT ALBUM, CRAWL SPACE, TO BE RELEASED MARCH 31 VIA ARTS & CRAFTS
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES WITH MØ BEGIN MARCH 13
"Unmistakable and appealing confidence." Pitchfork
"A beacon of melancholia's painful beauty. Inescapable." Stereogum
"Elegant, elegiac, and sensual." Noisey
"Soft-hued indie pop with dangerously sharp corners." FADER
PHOTO CREDIT : JJ Medina // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
Tei Shi is back with her highly anticipated debut album Crawl Space, due out on Arts & Crafts on March 31. The FADER delivered the latest track from the LP "How Far". They write that the track “...explores the thin line between love and destruction. And it'll stick with you.”
Valerie Teichier (aka Tei Shi) says: "‘How Far’ is a song about the line towed by two people between love and destruction. It talks about the process of attempting to change one another in a relationship, and the final desperate point – the last attempt – before acceptance."
Tei Shi will be hitting the road with MØ beginning March 13 with a stop in Vancouver, a perfect pairing of two of the most dynamic new voices in pop music. Tei Shi will also be playing SXSW with a packed schedule to be revealed soon. All dates are below.
Born in Buenos Aires, Teicher spent her childhood in Argentina and Colombia before moving to Vancouver and Montreal, cultivating a strong artistic sensibility from a young age. During her studies at Massachusetts' Berklee College of Music she began to realize her full potential as a performer, and by the time she moved to New York City after graduation, the Tei Shi project was born.
Crawl Space documents Tei Shi's transformation from the cautious and curious new kid on the block to a confident, self-possessed and buzz worthy artist. Written and recorded over a year and a half, the album traces a much wider arc, from Tei Shi's earliest musical explorations to this, her first long player. Growth is never easy, though, and if the title makes the process sound difficult, even claustrophobic, that's because it was. In fact, there is a palpable physicality surrounding this record, and it reveals itself everywhere: from the album's song titles - “Keep Running”, “Lift Me” - to its rhythms, to its astonishing cover art. Constant motion is a fact of life. A real, physical crawlspace fits only one person and demands that person move forward, out and through it. Tei Shi's debut evokes that feeling and the experience of centering oneself, changing focus.
PRE-ORDER CRAWL SPACE HERE (PHYSICAL)
PRE-ORDER CRAWL SPACE HERE (DIGITAL)
PRAISE FOR “KEEP RUNNING”
"Tei Shi's vibrant music video for "Keep Running"... is a hypnotic visual expression of the dynamic track." - Billboard
"Tei Shi may have been a long time coming, but "Keep Running" feels like the debut of an artist properly establishing her musical identity with plenty of potential for success." - V Magazine
""Keep Running," a silky slip of R&B pop, a little Jesse Ware, a little Solange. The video, directed by Agostina Gálvez, which you can watch below, features the Colombian-born singer back to brunette, in various satiny numbers, curving her body with the sensual ease with which she delivers her melodies." - Noisey
Feb 28 - Le Pop-Up Du Label - Paris, FR
Mar 1 - Moth Club - London, UK
Mar 13 - Metro - Chicago, IL *
Mar 17 - Vogue Theatre - Vancouver, BC *
Mar 19 - Warfield - San Francisco, CA *
Mar 21- Observatory - Santa Ana, CA *
Mar 22 - Observatory North - San Diego, CA *
Mar 23 - Novo - Los Angeles, CA *
* supporting MØ