New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Dream-pop duo teepee release their new album Where the Ocean Breaks on 31 January 2020 via Springstoff. The album was recorded at the Aurora
Studios in Vienna together with producer Tom O. Marsh. Their previous single 'No Reason' was released to acclaim, and quickly went on to feature on popular Youtube channel Mr Suicide Sheep, racking up over 235 thousand plays to date, before being added to Spotify's Indie Radar Playlist. 'Parallel World', also lifted from the album, was included on Atwood Magazine's January 2020 Editor's Picks. The Prague-based duo has racked up over 200 thousand Spotify streams, seen support from Son Of Marketing, were nominated by Radio
Wave's export initiative Czeching and have shared the stage with names like Jesse
Ware, Seafret, Oh Wonder, Peter
Bjorn and John or Laurel. teepee have played numerous shows in the United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Slovakia and Poland including Enea Spring
Break, Waves Vienna, Nouvelle Prague, Rock For People, Sázavafest, Colors of Ostrava and Reeperbahn Festival.
teepee is the spellbinding collaboration between singer-acoustic guitarist Miroslav Patočka (Mason) and singer-electric guitarist Tereza
Lavičková. The duo met in high school and began making waves on the Czech independent music scene in 2015. Tereza
began playing classical guitar at age 6, and Mason
played a host of different instruments before settling on the guitar. The duo have since released a debut album and an EP.
Inspired by acts like RY X, Nick Drake, Son Lux, and Sigur Rós, teepee's sound is defined by intoxicating vocal harmonies, with Miroslav's gentle acoustic guitar enhanced by fragile notes from Tereza's electric guitar. Subtle samples and synthetic embellishments provide a bed for their melancholic, confessional English lyrics - with elements of their sound drawing parallels to the likes of Daughter, Bon Iver, and Aurora.
Where the Ocean Breaks is a collection of tracks offering sober ruminations on life, society and longing. Torrential emotion is what truly defines the release, and is taken to an almost palpable extent, while each song is artfully infused with a sense of hope. Simple, refined melodies and candid lyrics characterise Where the Ocean Breaks, demanding and rewarding total immersion in its inspiring narrative.
"The creation of Where the Ocean Breaks, which took almost a year and a half, was truly a transformative experience for both of us. Individually, and also for the band itself. I think that the record represents a significant shift in our sound. We are really grateful for our producer Tom, who showed us a completely different approach to the creation of music, gave us space to experiment and led us very patiently throughout the process." explains the singer Miroslav.
"We are really happy to work with the Berlin label Springstoff because we found people that we get along personally and politically. So we are very proud to be a member of a queer, feminist label which cares about the environment and is full of so many great people." adds Tereza.
Where the Ocean Breaks Tracklist:
1. hazel trees
2. parallel world
3. around it
4. moonlight rainbow
5. heavenly gates
6. starving hands
7. no reason
9. running around
10. only one
11. halfway gone