Tele Novella: “Never” [Social Distancing Pop-Up]

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Tele Novella: “Never” [Social Distancing Pop-Up]

Posted by on Mar 24, 2021

The lo-fi psych scene has only been on the up-and-up as time goes by, but when it comes to Austin, nobody does it better than Tele Novella. The retro-Western-pop leather of this duo (and our September 2016 Artist of the Month) has always been a treat, and just last month they shared their first release in six years Рthe ten-track LP Merlynn Belle.

There’s a trickling of tranquility throughout the record but as is the case with many studio albums, its intimacy pales in comparison to a close-knit live performance. Thankfully for all us Tele Novella mega-fans, Jason and Natalie allowed the KUTX Multimedia Producer, Michael Minasi to stop by their house in Lockhart for a two-song set, including one of Merlynn Belle‘s very best, “Never”! – Jack Anderson

Tele Novella KUTX Pop-Up Session – shot and edited by Michael Minasi, mixed by Jake Perlman

Credits: Musicians: Natalie Ribbons, vocals and guitar; Jason Chronis, bass;

Cameras: Michael Minasi; Edit: Michael Minasi; Audio Mix/Master: Jake Perlman; Producer: Deidre Gott

Shot in Lockhart, Texas, at a safe distance in March 2021.

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