May 13, 2016

TEEN‘s 2016 album Love Yes is a playful aural kaleidoscope that follows in the footsteps of imaginative, brainy, NYC based pop bands like The Talking Heads and They Might Be Giants. In the NYC scene, these ladies are a force to be reckoned with, relentlessly prolific and musically always interesting. We asked main guitarist/songwriter Teeny Lieberson a quick question about stompboxes.

What’s the stompbox that’s inspiring you the most these days?

“The pedal I am digging deep into right now is the Eventide Pitch Factor. It has so many possibilities that I haven’t even tapped into yet. The guitar isn’t my first instrument and I’m much more of a synth nerd, so I find myself consistently reaching to get deeper and wilder tones, basically trying to make a synth out of a guitar. The Pitch Factor is a practically a synthesizer, so it can transform your tone into something totally bizarre or do things like arpeggiate and create crazy patterns. It’s a little unpredictable at times, but I prefer that because it feels like playing an analog keyboard. My goal is to have people watch us play and have no idea where sounds are coming from.”

Check out the Evendtide PitchFactor’s demo below!

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