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He didn’t know exactly why his parents had chosen Blue Lake…something about how deeply blue it was. Details beyond that weren’t particularly interesting to an adolescent mind; the sound of scenery had its way of going unnoticed, especially when drowned out by the melody of laughter emanating from the forest—one which he proceeded to follow as his family set up camp.

The setting sun cut the forest at a slant; a mist crept past the treetops. The feint laughter glided in and out of range; behind branches shined her eyes. She ran in spurts, occasionally slowing to see if he’d kept up. The chase was steady—an eternity, he thought.

At a clearing she stopped. Tall blades of grass met each of their shoulders, which had now finally aligned. And before them an oddly matted patch waited on the ground. Without words the two laid flat, their breath seeping into the stars above which had begun to dot the sky. She reached up and traced the hunter and his bow, then gestured the effect of an arrow’s pierce. The horizon followed the motion of her hand as if by command, widening until Blue Lake had become fully wrapped in black. And from its gash poured out an impossibly neon aurora.


Teen Daze is a Vancouver-based bliss devotee and a swell guy. His forthcoming LP The Inner Mansions arrives via Lefse Records November 6th, and one of its gardens just opened up here yesterday.


Their search for the garden ended with a realization that they were already there—its stone walls green, its pavilion hidden, its aura inverted…

Over the past few months we’ve spent a good deal of time inside the latest LP from our dear friend Jamison. Its artwork (above) was provided by Nathaniel in collaboration with photographer Landon Speers, and its spectral sound (one that, in a way, bridges the gap between his work as Teen Daze and Two Bicycles) has accented all kinds of mindsets—the sparkling dew of “Garden 2” fitting nicely against an early morning optimism. The Inner Mansions sees release November 6th on Lefse Records. And his dream can be heard now.


Cold House is something new for Teen Daze. It’s a familiar view through an unfamiliar filter. It’s clear bliss, in the present, in the shade. There’s dirt on that trailer. There are clouds in that sky. And all is well. Last week we were fortunate enough to hear a preview in our living room, and now we’re doubly stoked to share with you:

Teen Daze | Cold House
Teen Daze | Everywhere

Cold House b/w Everywhere is the first free digital 7″ of what could be a few in coming days.