A GIRL IN TEEN CITY, OUT TODAY VIA STELLA RECORDS
“A Girl in Teen City is totally charming.” - 9/10 Exclaim!
“A Girl in Teen City, an exquisite song cycle set in 1980s Vancouver, represents a second coming for the rootsy Toronto-based songstress.” - Globe And Mail
“A Girl In Teen City is a triumph.” 9/10 - Americana UK
"an absolute gem of an album." - Penny Black Music UK
“A Girl in Teen City is a gorgeous piece of work.” 5 Stars - Music Riot
“passion, skill and a universal touch that makes this a thing of beauty.” Maximum Volume UK
PHOTO CREDIT : Heather Pollock // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
With Oh Susanna’s (Suzie Ungerleider) new album, A Girl In Teen City, on record store shelves today, the JUNO Award nominated songwriter is celebrating by sharing the new video for “Tickets On The Weekend”. The video uses “outrageous teenage punk rock photos of me and my friends, punk rock gig posters, tickets, photos of punk rock shows in Vancouver (some by the legendary photographer Bev Davies) as well as teenage photos of fans of mine,” says Ungerleider. “The song tells a true story about me and my friends missing the show of the punk band DOA because we got caught for buying liquor. But really it is a universal story of all of us whoever got into mischief as a teenager. So it was really important to me to include as many teenager photos as possible. It is a celebration of who we were back when we were just finding ourselves in the world.”
Oh Susanna will keep the party going with a string of tour dates throughout Ontario beginning June 1. Full tour dates can be found below.
On A Girl In Teen City, Oh Susanna discovers what it means to be undone by love, the exuberant freedom under the cover of night, and music bursting with riotous rebellion. “Trying to find out who she is while trying to be something she isn’t,” says Ungerleider. “Falling in love, getting drunk, having her heart broken, hanging out with friends in bedrooms, basements and parking lots, sneaking into shows in burnt out warehouses, watching the waves, walking home over bridges and railroad tracks in all that endless rain.” Like a coming of age novel, A Girl In Teen City, is both piercingly specific and exhilaratingly familiar. No matter where you grew up, or where you live, the songs will bring you home.
A Girl In Teen City reunites Ungerleider with producer Jim Bryson. The pair collaborated on her previous release Namedropper, an album featuring the songs of Canada’s top songwriters written specifically for Oh Susanna to interpret. This time, with the urging by her friend and co-conspirator, Bryson, she embarked on a time machine to visit her teenage self in a sleepy port town that she thought no one had ever heard of.
From cheeky rock pop to quietly beautiful love songs, A Girl In Teen City reflects Oh Susanna’s songwriting breadth. Her brilliant vocals float through the sensuous instrumentation to create a cinematic soundscape. The album finds Ungerleider working with longtime friends and musicians Eli Abrams on bass, Cam Giroux on drums, Gord Tough on guitar, and Jim Bryson on guitar and keyboards. Guest harmony vocalists include Holly McNarland, Gabrielle Giguere, Ungerleider’s sister Jessie and niece Sofia.
The JUNO Award nominated and Genie Award winning Canadian songstress began performing as Oh Susanna in the mid-1990s, crafting a persona that matched the timeless qualities of her music, sounds that drew from the deep well of early 20th Century folk, country and blues, yet rooted in her finely-honed storytelling skills.
Jun 01 - Toronto, ON - Monarch Tavern (Album Release Show)
Jun 02 - Wolfe Island, ON - St Margaret’s Hall
Jun 11 - Erin, ON - Waterstock
Jul 08 - Elgin, ON - Opinicon Lodge
Jul 15 - London, ON - Home County Fair
Aug 19 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage w/ Blue Rodeo, The Sadies, Skydiggers
Oct 07 - Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre
A GIRL IN TEEN CITY TRACKLIST
02 Wolf Boy
03 Lucky Star
04 My Boyfriend
05 The Darkroom At The School
06 Getting Ready
07 Tickets On The Weekend
08 Walked All The Way Home
09 Waiting For The Blossoms
11 Puget Sound
12 My Old Vancouver