Teddy Midnight, an electro-dance-funk jamband hailing from Brooklyn, released a debut LP Wednesday titled Velvet Blue, now available on Soundcloud. The group also premiered a music video Tuesday for their lead single “Turkish Silva” on Youtube.
The quartet includes Wiley Griffin (guitar), Sean McAuley (vocals/keys/percussion), Adam Magnan (drums/sampler), and Sean Silva (bass/synth).
Velvet Blue features eight tracks that encompass Teddy Midnight’s artful blend of electronic beats, mixed with jamband improvisation. Their sound has been compared to the likes of New Deal, STS9, Lotus and Dopapod.
The music video for “Turkish Silva” is a depiction of “the tribulations of sex, romance, and partying on the notoriously super-dramatic BK dating/Tinder scene,” according to a press release. “I wanted to capture a couple of concepts that I observed about the nature of life and love in our youth. One of them was the vulnerability we all experience in our relationships,” Wiley Griffin was quoted about the inspiration for the video. The video was produced by Sobokeh Exports and directed by Wiley Griffin and Kristina Rusch.
There will be a record release party on Oct. 1 to celebrate Velvet Blue, at BRYAC in Bridgeport, CT.
Teddy Midnight has shared stages with Kung Fu, Twiddle, Formula 5 and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and has played sold out shows at such NYC venues as Irving Plaza, Brooklyn Bowl, Grammercy Theatre, and Bowery Ballroom. On the horizon for the band are festivals such as Great North this weekend, and Luna Light Music Festival in October.