DEBUT FULL-LENGTH TO BE RELEASED MARCH 31 VIA ARTS & CRAFTS
"Unmistakable and appealing confidence." Pitchfork
"A beacon of melancholia's painful beauty. Inescapable." Stereogum
"Elegant, elegiac, and sensual." Noisey
“Her gorgeous voice projects confidently as she explores deep yet relatable autobiographical themes, while her instrumentals deconstruct pop and R&B like a more polished Evy Jane or a less eccentric Grimes.” Georgia Straight
"Soft-hued indie pop with dangerously sharp corners." FADER
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Available to stream today courtesy of CBC Music, Crawl Space documents Tei Shi's transformation from the cautious and curious new kid on the block to a confident, self-possessed and buzzworthy artist.
Following a week of incredible performances and praise from critics and fans alike at SXSW and a North American tour with MØ, Tei Shi has also announced another round of tour dates this Spring, headlining shows in NYC, Boston and DC as well as a performance at Field Trip in Toronto on June 3.
Set for release on March 31 via Arts & Crafts, Crawl Space was 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 crawl space 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.
Born in Buenos Aires, Valerie Teicher (aka Tei Shi) 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.
5.9.17 - Rough Trade - Brooklyn, NY
5.11.17 - Great Scott - Boston, MA
5.12.17 - Songbyrd - Washington, DC
5.13.17 - Radio 104.5 10th Birthday Celebration - Camden NJ
6.03.17 – Field Trip Festival – Toronto, ON