Watch the debut of our “Glide Magazine Presents” video series – Vienna Teng performing “The Hymn of Acxiom.” Creepy, haunting and stark, it’s one of the most breath-taking and daring pieces of pop music written in recent memory.
Some of them are mainstays of the mainstream fringe; some have mainstream popularity despite their fringe sensibilities. And some are only just beginning to gain recognition. Regardless: Give these records a listen.
Aims takes an introvert and thrusts her into extroverted waters. In a live setting, a few of the songs from the new record lacked the epic trappings they wore in the studio. Still, this tour shows Teng at her most musically adventurous.
Glide Magazine recently spoke with Alex Wong about his new album, the path he’s taken from toddler to adult, his time with Vienna Teng, what excites him about being a producer for acts like Delta Rae, Melissa Ferrick and Ari Hest, and above all what it’s like to make a name for yourself in a business that celebrates innovation and individuality but doesn’t exactly make it the easiest to navigate the many, many pitfalls of a life as an artist.
rom the get-go, it is worth noting that Vienna Teng is a great musician. She writes lyrically compelling songs that provide the perfect platform for the duet of her piano and lovely voice. However, in a recent show at Seattle’s Triple Door, performing as part of a quartet (Teng was accompanied by three solid musicians on violin, cello, and percussion), her talent was truly on display.