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.

Tele Novella is released their Debut LP House of Souls on Yellow Year Records.

NPR All Songs Considered first premiered single “Heavy Balloon” off of House of Souls. “This track by the Austin-based band Tele Novella is going to make you so happy.” Lenny Letter went on to premiere the video for the track which stars Lorelei Linklater of Boyhood. They wrote, “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.” Tele Novella most recently released their video for “Even Steven” on Rookie .

Order House of Souls on Vinyl here
Digital here

House of Souls on Spotify.

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