Yellow Year Records Signs Tele Novella, The Lucy Ring, The Tins and Joseph Hein



Monday, July 11th - Yellow Year Records, the label launched in 2013 by photographer Angel Ceballos, today announces the signing of four talented new artists including Austin's macabre-pop band Tele Novella, Buffalo's indie rock trio The Tins, Albion, WA band Joseph Hein and San Diego based / Charlotte Kemp-Muhl produced The Lucy Ring.

Photo Credit: Angel Ceballos

Tele Novella has also announced a run of US summer tour dates today. The tour will see them playing cities across the US including San Francisco, Portland, LA, their native Austin and more. See below for a full rundown of dates and watch this space for new music and a special announcement coming very soon

More About Tele Novella:
Tele Novella is an inspired macabre-pop band out of Austin, TX. They are dreamy, they are spooky, and they write real fucking songs. While one may detect the influence of the nocturnal jungles of Os Mutantes or the lapelled, knee-socked smarts of Belle and Sebastian, they have cobbled together a special kind of mineral all their own worth making room on the Table of Elements for. Earnest, yet sinister; Vampy, but sentimental. The precise recipe that goes into this concoction cannot be revealed, but it is a delightful snow globe of warm, colorful darkness.

In 2014, they won a contest for free recording time at Dub Narcotic Studios in Olympia, WA. This resulted in their first single, "Trouble in Paradise," that was later featured in the ABC television series Pretty Little Liars. Not long after that in 2015, their EP Cosmic Dial Tone was released on Los Angeles label Lolipop Records on the heels of a Wes Anderson tribute compilation (American Laundromat Records), to which they contributed a contagiously glad version of "Stephanie Says" by The Velvet Underground.

Upcoming US Tour Dates:
7.25.16 - Monarch - El Paso, TX
7.26.16 - Rebel Lounge - Phoenix, AZ
7.27.16 - Wayfarer - Costa Mesa, CA
7.28.16 - Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
7.29.16 - The Lobby - Merced, CA
7.30.16 - Old Nick's Tavern - Eugene, OR
7.31.16 - Liquor Store - Portland, OR
8.1.16 - The Valley Bar - Tacoma, WA
8.3.16 - Chop Suey - Seattle, WA
8.4.16 - Richard's Goat - Arcata, CA
8.5.16 - The Uptown - Oakland, CA
8.6.16 - The Hideout - Sacramento, CA
8.7.16 - The UNchurch - Grass Valley, CA
8.8.16 - Resident - Los Angeles, CA
8.9.16 - Hideout - San Diego, CA
8.10.16 - Hotel Congress - Tucson, AZ
8.11.16 - House Show - La Luz, NM
8.12.16 - The Lost Horse - Marfa, TX
8.13.16 - Limelight - San Antonio, TX
8.14.16 - Walter's Downtown - Houston, TX*
8.16.16 - Mohawk - Austin, TX*
8.17.16 - Trees - Dallas, TX*

* = w/ Deerhoof

More About Joseph Hein:
Joseph Hein hails from the Palouse in eastern Washington State. With lush arrangements and warm distortion, he creates dreamy harmonious sounds with an energetic up­tempo rhythm influenced by songs of yesteryear's AM country and R&B gold. He is often accompanied by an array of instruments including a trombone, a violin, keyboards and guitars that add to the band's distinct style.  Joseph Hein sings honestly about good times and the bad and the music bears witness to the road unkempt and a winding trail.  Joseph grew up making music in the rural eastern WA region known as the Palouse. With that small town isolation the multi instrumentalist Joseph Hein gleaned from a range of influences and played with a tight knit group of kids in all sorts of bands that ranged from punk to electronic pop. The path continued into the DIY scene of Olympia, WA where that intensely creative place inspired further collaborations that continue today. He has released two official albums as a solo artist and is in the process of finishing his third. His most recently released album, "Following Fog", holds the energy and sounds of the places it was recorded: from a barn to a church, a garage, cabin, closet, and the span of eastern to western Washington state. It is truly inspired by the places it all took place, and marks a period of time. Between touring, recording and collaborating with others he hides out in the hills and plays his new bass....-

More About The Tins:
With influences ranging from Talking Heads to Tame Impala, The Tins craft masterfully layered jams that USA Today calls "brilliant pop exuberance." Hailing from Buffalo NY, the trio has released a number of critically acclaimed records. The Tins' first single, "The Green Room," was chosen by Sean Parker , Spotify creator, as a staple of his Hipster International Playlist, and tapped as Spotify Staff Picks #2 Song of the Year. Since that point the Tins have worked with producers Joe Blaney (Modest Mouse, Prince, The Clash) and Ted Young (Kurt Vile, The Gaslight Anthem) and have garnered millions of plays online. The Tins are currently in rotation on SiriusXM Radio and have been licensed to several hit TV shows including Beverly Hills 90210 and Roadtrip Nation.

More About The Lucy Ring:
The Lucy Ring is a four piece band currently out of Southern California after transplanting from Brooklyn. Their first album was recorded at Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono's private studio in Upstate, NY and was produced by Sean's girlfriend and partner in The Goastt, Charlotte Kemp-Muhl.  Lucy Ring co-founder David Hyman had worked as a personal assistant for Sean, and Charlotte invited the band up to track to tape upon hearing some demos she liked.