Belgium-based The Tellers create songs that boast bright, tinkering guitars, sweet vocal harmonies and lilting sonic dreamscapes. Comprised of Ben Baillieux-Beynon, Fab Detry, Cesar Laloux, Joos Houwen and latest addition Aurelie Muller, this indie-pop quintet has created music reminiscent of blissful summer nights and first loves, capturing lilting glimpses of youthful innocence through their music – a memory chest filled with songs of soulful balladry, folky undertones, whimsical melodies and wide-eyed naiveté.
March 22nd sees the release of Close The Evil Eye, an album filled with a rich, layered tunefulness and songs that spill over with voyeuristic honesty. Produced by Gordon Raphael (The Strokes, Regina Spektor) and re-mastered by Fred Kevorkian (White Stripes, Ryan Adams, Iggy Pop), Close The Evil Eye resonates with sentiments, dreams and fantasies.The debut single ‘I’ve Got A World’ is an anthemic rock and roll ditty that features pulsating rhythms and heavy-hitting bass lines. Dripping with power-pop rawness and ever so catchy guitar, it is guaranteed to carry you well into the spring and summer months.
Quickly signed up in Europe by PIAS, and 00:02:59 Records here in the US, the band released their debut EP More, followed by a full length album, Hands Full of Ink (released as a US-exclusive reissue through 00:02:59 Records) in 2008. The album, a 16-song masterpiece that gives a nod to acts like The Libertines, The Kinks and Violent Femmes, undercutting their sweet Brit-Pop sentiments and pastoral arrangements with a dash of spirit and boldness. Bagging major endorsement campaigns with Canon and FIFA ’08 in Europe, The Tellers reached #7 on the album charts in Belgium and now set their sights Stateside to conquer hearts across the waters.
Having shared the stage with acts like Peter Bjorn and John, Dinosaur Jr, Broken Social Scene, Crystal Castles, and Babyshambles, to name a few, The Tellers set their sights Stateside this March for the Rumble tour.