Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Pitstop: Teletextile

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(Photo by Candace Camuglia)

Considering their similar affinity for dark textures and diverse instrumentation, it's no wonder my love for Friend Roulette brought me to Brooklyn quartet Teletextile. Though framed around the intoxicatingly sweet vocals of harpist Pamela Martinez, Tim Cronin's backing vocals, bass, and accordion, Alex Topornycky's guitar and banjo, and Allan Mednard's percussion are all part of Teletextile's artistic vision. The group stitches together layers and layers of lush tonal tapestries with an ethereal, mysterious air but grounded by earnest, sincere songwriting.

Teletextile's debut album Glass is currently only available in Europe but hopefully will see release stateside soon. You can get a taste of Teletextile's rich, dreamy indie-pop with this video for "What If I":

And while you wait for Teletextile to release music in the US, you can check out music on their Bandcamp, their European label Lili Is Pi's Soundcloud, or catch them live at the Glasslands Gallery January 5th with Conveyor, Illuminator, and Snowmine.

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