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First Glances – Teen Idle

First Glances – Teen Idle

Teen Idle is the performing name of Jersey Shore musician Sara Barry. Sara began the project this summer after she graduated college in vibrant New York City. Having moved back home to the somewhat more prosaic Asbury Park, Sara soon began to miss the creative bustle of the Big Apple. With a handful of songs already written during Senior year Teen Idle was born. Sara decided to finish up those eight or so tracks and new single Dreaming is the first fruit of that labour.

One immediately thinks of dreampop luminaries such as Beach House and Cigarettes After Sex when listening to Dreaming. Sara also counts Low, the Velvets, Cocteau Twins, Alvvays and Yo La Tengo among bands that she admires. She also cites the early shoegazer scene and eighties in general.

A word of caution. There are several Teen Idle(s) in the music business so be careful with your searches. Sara Berrys version looks one to watch and her Bandcamp page even includes earlier, ambient material.