Video Premiere: Teenender offer smooth comfort on ‘Beat That Invites Me’


Last summer, we were suddenly introduced to Teenender, a new Boston electronic pop project from brothers Brian and Chris McKenna. We fell instantly in love with their debut EP’s lead track, “Bad Angel”, a sharp slice of darker disco that lit the strobe in our hearts. Fast forward a year later, and the project is enhanced even further, both by members and contribution and sound.

Where Teenender last year felt a bit like a “project”, today they emerge as a band. And where the debut EP was the stuff of subterranean midnight parties somewhere in the student ghetto bowels of Allston, their new single, “Beat That Invites Me” is a more mature look, a chilled-out, morning-after synth-pop track that somehow works in a bit of blue-eyed soul and flashes of ’70s AM gold.

The single is served up with a new music video, which we are premiering today on Vanyaland. Watch it below.


“Beat That Invites Me”, Teenender tell us, “is our first song written as a full band and is definitely the start of new things to come for us. Half of it was recorded at Rubber Tracks in Boston, the other half at our home studio. The music video was produced by us and Wooden Grain Co. and was fun getting into mischief on the mean streets of Allston/Brighton.”

Isn’t it always.