Bands With Pans: TEEN

Teeny hesitantly settles for crumbled feta. Lizzie: “It’s good, though. I get it.”

  • Teeny hesitantly settles for crumbled feta. Lizzie: “It’s good, though. I get it.”

My brave photographer and I meet TEEN’s lead singer Teeny Lieberson and keyboardist/singer/sister Lizzie Lieberson just as Greenpoint’s MetFood’s employees hoist the building’s metal gate to half-mast. It’s 6:30 on a Sunday evening in this conservative Polish neighborhood, so apparently that means closing time for our chosen grocer. But we’re here, we’re hungry, we’re gonna do it. We duck inside and flash-shop.

Teeny says she’s making a simple pasta for dinner. “It’s really the easiest thing in the world to make,” she says. “…My old roommate’s boyfriend was Italian and his dad would make this dish. She taught it to me. I’ve been making it for a couple of years now. It’s such an easy go-to.” Less than three minutes but no more than four “WE ARE CLOSING” someone hollers, and so we approach check-out.

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