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Gatorade + Ellery Hollingsworth + Telenovela Star =

13 Aug

 Hey hey hey.  Telenovela Star lives on.

Two of our songs – “FLUFF” and “CAR SONG” – were chosen by Gatorade as the tracks for several videos, and website featuring snowboarder Ellery Hollingsworth. We were so psyched about this, that we met up and had a jam session to celebrate.

View our musical accompaniment to this thirsty, sporty event here:  http://www.elleryridesallday.com/

Embed clips here:

“CAR SONG”

“FLUFF”

 

 

Car Song Does it Again!

30 Jul

A couple of weeks ago, we found out that Car Song was going to be used for a Gatarode ad promo.  Check it out:

Nikkie McLeod plays on Magnetic Island’s single “Subterfuge”

20 Jun

Telenovela Star’s drummer, Nikkie McLeod, plays on Magnetic Island’s single “Subterfuge“.

Read more here

1/3 Telenovela Star – hitched!

7 May

On Saturday, May 1st, 6pm, close friends and relatives gathered discreetly on the Hudson River Waterfront at Debrosses Street to celebrate Hanna & Jonathans wedding – flash mob style! Jonathan waited with guests as Hanna walked towards the Serpentine Sculptures that faced the waterfront, accompanied perfectly by a gorgeous sunset, and a reading of their vows.

Tears. Kisses. Rose petals in the air. Sangria and food ended a fun celebration.

Congratulations Hanna & Jonathan!
T*

It’s been a year!

30 Jun

We last played July 3rd for DJ Mojos birthday and thought it was the right thing to do to play again this year. And, we have been ITCHING to play. We have dusted off our instruments, emptied out whatever pocket change we could for rehearsals and wrote a few new songs.

We hope to have your ears to test them on. Maybe you can name one of them for us, since we are totally stumped. If you cant make it, look for a couple of new recordings we should have out by late summer.
xx
Maggie

Back at it again

18 Feb

So last Saturday, TSTAR met up for the first practice in a long time. We went through our songs, which surprisingly wasn’t that bad considering it’s been like 6 months of not playing our set.

We played some new songs and some not so, but in the sense that it’s taking on new directions. I’m talking about Death By Meteorite (DBM) that’s off of our full length, Love, Lust, Sci-Fi & Monsters (LLSM).

The genesis of DBM began like any of our songs, out of a long and quite possibly frustrating day at work (you know what I’m talking about), and then coming to practice, and some douche played with and may have broken or stolen our equipment. So, we quite possibly spent a good half an hour venting, calling around to find out who messed with our shit, and then finally we channeled all of this stress and DBM was born. At which point, of course, we’re smiling because for the time being, we’ve forgotten about all of the ills inside and outside.

The first DBM recording was a total raw draft that was recorded on cassette tape. Feeling the vibe from that first draft, Maggie went home and started playing her acoustic. From there, she wrote the lyrics for DBM. I don’t know what made her decide to record what she was working on, but I’m so glad that she did.

Awesome was the first thing out of my mouth, when she shared the home-recording with Hanna and me. She did all of the recording for the DBM version on LLSM by herself! Even the whistling, the effing whistling.
It was around the time when we were finishing up with the LLSM album. So, we were so excited about including DBM on the album. It was the perfect ending piece.

After LLS&M came out, we hoped to come back to DBM with the whole band. And we so did last Saturday. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this song. Listening to it is like witnessing the sun about to set, you’re cruising down a road, and all you feel is this summer breeze. Maggie said it: DBM is very visual. You get the feeling of going across the country.

We can’t wait to share this experience.
The Love, Lust, Sci-fi & Monster’s Death By Meteorite version

Live Set on Break Thru Radio

3 Mar

So last week, we recorded our first in-studio live set. If you’ve never heard us play live, here’s a pretty good idea of what you would hear.

Click the tune player on the right hand side of the page, and bookmark this site!
BREAK THRU RADIO LIVE SET

Thanks to Maia for having us : )

Also, we’re playing Galapagos Art Space in Williamsburg this Saturday at 9pm, with some really cool bands Deleted Scenes, and Parachute Musical from Nashville, TN. $5 cover.