Members: Natalie Ribbons, Jason Chronis, Matt Simon, Sarah La Puerta
Hometown: Austin, TX
Tele Novella was formed from the ashes of several well-received indie bands when former Agent Ribbons guitarist/vocalist Natalie Ribbons joined forces with ex-Voxtrot members Jason Chronis (bass) and Matt Simon (drums) as well as keyboardist Sarah La Puerta. The quartet worked quickly, blending a whimsical neo-psychedelic feel into its pop-friendly tunes and soon playing locally and touring the country. Tele Novella's debut 7", Don't Be a Stranger, arrived in late 2013 and sold-out immediately. Their next 7", Trouble in Paradise is due out in March on indie imprint American Laundromat Records.
"A psych-pop unit that carefully coats its '60s-style harmonies in layers of fuzz." -SPIN
"The group is pretty sensational, creating some of the best pop music to come out of city, and dare I say, the world as a whole." -Austin Town Hall
"The delightful 60s pop sheen and head-bobbing, calliope-like rhythm lure the listener into a strange magical world, but by the end the merry-go-round starts to spin as the band slowly, and subtly, brings the full flower of the arrangement to bear. -KUTX
"...forges together the members vintage records together in one stylistic heap, for a real cool attitude sound." -IMPOSE
"Along with members of Agent Ribbons, the Austin-based group craft charming indie-pop - not unlike Voxtrot’s sunny 2007 self-titled LP - with an added hint of ’60s girl group pep." -Consequence Of Sound
TELE NOVELLA 7" SINGLE!!! (June 3, 2014)
TROUBLE IN PARADISE WORLD PREMIERE!!! (March 7, 2014)
I Saved Latin! A Tribute to Wes Anderson (2xLP Edition, 180 Gram)
An outstanding 24-song, double-LP featuring today's best artists covering songs from Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, Royal Tenenbaums, Life Aquatic, Darjeeling Limited, Moonrise Kingdom, and more. Our tribut...
Trouble in Paradise 7" Single
We’re psyched to release Tele Novella’s new single Trouble in Paradise exclusively on 7” vinyl. Based in Austin, TX, Tele Novella was formed from the ashes of several well-received indie bands when fo...
I Saved Latin! A Tribute to Wes Anderson
An outstanding 23-song, double-CD featuring today's best artists covering songs from Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, Royal Tenenbaums, Life Aquatic, Darjeeling Limited, and more. Praised by SPIN, NME, TIME, ...