Teeter Sperber

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Teeter Sperber
Teeter Sperber in 2011
Teeter Sperber in 2011
Background information
GenresIndie rock, dance-pop
Occupation(s)Songwriter, singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2005 (2005)–present
LabelsCreep, Mint 400
Associated actsLey Royal Scam, Ladybirds, Mergers & Acquisitions

Teeter Sperber is an American singer-songwriter. She was the lead singer of Ley Royal Scam, and the lead singer of the electropop group Ladybirds. She has also appeared on two Fairmont albums.

Background[edit]

In 2005, Sperber fronted the band Ley Royal Scam, a pop-act that included keyboardist Tyler Pursel.[1] That year they played the Bamboozle festival, opening several shows for Taking Back Sunday.[2] Ley Royal Scam self-released two demos, titled Pregnancy Scare and Sophomore Slump.[3] The band separated later that year, leaving Pursel to pursue work touring as keyboardist with rap rock group Gym Class Heroes.[2]

After the separation of Ley Royal Scam, Sperber relocated to Oregon for "introspection and recharging", but was contacted in 2006 by former bandmate Pursel who was working on the East Coast of the United States, to appear on an upcoming project.[1][2] Initially, Sperber was asked to sing for one track, but subsequent work led them to write and record together exclusively for the project, making Sperber the lead singer of Ladybirds.[4] Pursel and Sperber met at a Creep Records basement studio in Pennsylvania to finish the recording of Regional Community Theater in January 2007.[1] It was released by Creep Records on September 18, 2007, and was digitally reissued by Mint 400 Records on July 5, 2011.[4] The album received mixed to positive reviews from critics.

Prior to joining Ley Royal Scam, Sperber worked at a summer snowboard camp. Transitioning into music, she did A&R and publicist work for Virgin Records, and worked for MerchDirect.[4] In 2007, she sang on the Intramural song "Impairment Begins with the First Drink", from the album This Is a Landslide by former Desaparecidos guitarist Denver Dalley.[5] Later that year, Sperber was also a guest vocalist on the Fairmont album Wait & Hope, and again in their 2008 release Transcendence.[6] In 2011, Sperber and Neil Sabatino of Fairmont joined to record as Mergers & Acquisitions, releasing an electro-pop EP, Grape Soda.[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Pregnancy Scare (2005) as Ley Royal Scam
  • Sophomore Slump (2005) as Ley Royal Scam

Songs[edit]

  • "Impairment Begins with the First Drink" (2007) by Intramural with Denver Dalley

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c Olund 2007.
  2. ^ a b c McClintock 2007.
  3. ^ Caraeff 2005.
  4. ^ a b c Apar 2007.
  5. ^ Stereogum Staff 2007.
  6. ^ AllMusic Staff 2008.
  7. ^ Mint 400 Records Staff 2011.
Bibliography
  • Apar, Corey (September 5, 2007), "LadybirdS", Spin, retrieved January 22, 2014
  • Caraeff, Ezra Ace (October 20, 2005), "Once More With Feeling-Best of the Unheard Of", The Portland Mercury, retrieved January 21, 2014
  • Credits, AllMusic, retrieved February 5, 2014
  • McClintock, J. Scott (2007), Artist Biography, AllMusic, retrieved January 21, 2014
  • "New Interview with Teeter of LadybiRdS & Mergers and Acquisitions", Mint 400 Records, April 25, 2011, retrieved August 30, 2014
  • Olund, Paul (July 6, 2007), "Candy-coated goodness to make you smile", Today, retrieved February 5, 2014
  • "New Intramural–"Impairment Begins With The First Drink" with Teeter Sperber from LadybiRdS", Stereogum, October 18, 2007, retrieved February 12, 2014