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.” Watch the video for “Heavy Balloon”

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.

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

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