9/06/2016

TELE NOVELLA PREMIERE VIDEO FOR "HEAVY BALLOON" STARRING LORELAI LINKLATER

TELE NOVELLA PREMIERE VIDEO FOR "HEAVY BALLOON"
STARRING LORELAI LINKLATER

ANNOUNCE US TOUR DATES 

 
HOUSE OF SOULS 
OUT SEPTEMBER 23 VIA YELLOW YEAR RECORDS

Photo Credit: Angel Ceballos

Austin's macabre-pop band Tele Novella will release their LP House of Souls September 23rd via Yellow Year Records. Yesterday, Lenny Letter premiered their video for single "Heavy Balloon," noting, "Tele Novella have a bittersweet sound, satisfyingly reminiscent of 1960s girl groups and crestfallen twee. Awash in tambourine and harmonies, their songs reveal the drama of figuring out what it means to be alive." 

Speaking of the video, Natalie told Lenny Letter, "The whole video got put together because we all wanted to see Jason [Chronis, the band's bassist] dress up as Carl Sagan, because he talks and moves like him. [Laughs.] That's when all the other sci-fi references entered the scene, and then Lorelei Linklater [Boyhood] signed on to be our main alien. "


NPR All Songs Considered first premiered "Heavy Balloon" and noted, "Inspired by the classic Velvet Underground song "Caroline Says," this track by the Austin-based band Tele Novella is going to make you so happy."

Tele Novella have also announced a run of North American tour dates later this fall with Yellow Year Records label-mate The Tins. The tour dates will see them play NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and more. See below for a full run down and watch this space for more news.

Upcoming North American Tour Dates:

9.22.16 - Oaktopia Fest - Denton, TX
9.24.16 - Americano Festival - Nashville, TN
9.25.16 - San Loo - St. Louis, MO
9.26.16 - Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
9.27.16 - Gabe's - Iowa City - Gabe's
9.29.16 - Mad Planet - Milwaukee, WI
9.30.16 - The Redline Tap Room - Chicago, IL
10.1.16 - Nietzsche's - Buffalo, NY *
10.3.16 - Vineyard Community Room - Rochester, NY *
10.4.16 - Divian Orange - Montreal, QC *
10.5.16 - Side Bar - Burlington, VT *
10.6.16 - PA Lounge - Boston, MA *
10.7.16 - Shea Stadium - Brooklyn, NY *
10.9.16 - BSP Lounge-O Festival - Kingston, NY *
10.12.16 - Ortlieb's - Philadelphia, PA *
10.13.16 - Vilan & Saint - Bethesda, MD
10.14.16 - Petra's - Charlotte, NC
10.15.16 - Blue Ridge Room - Asheville, NC
10.18.16 - Gasa Gasa - New Orleans, LA
10.19.16 - Red Room - Beaufort, TX

* w/ The Tins


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 Lollipop 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.


House of Souls Tracklisting
  1. Sacramento
  2. Carpathia
  3. Waiting on an Answer
  4. Heavy Balloon
  5. Bull Sees Red
  6. Fruits Of Misery
  7. Dead Canary
  8. Even Steven
  9. Tesseract
  10. The Snake that Swallowed the Elephant
  11. Victorian Terrarium


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