The Telephone Numbers

Like the Telephone Lovers from LA, The Telephone Numbers from San Francisco are also enamoured by 80s powerpop. But they mix it up with a hefty dose of 60s Byrds-y folkrock and a bit of The La’s/Teenage Fanclub. Earlier this year they released a great 45 on Fruits & Flowers called “Leviathan”. While that’s not included on their upcoming debut album The Ballad of Doug, three other singles are – including “Open the Door” and its summery video. The project is helmed by Thomas Rubenstein with the aid of some other local musicians like Glenn Donaldson, who also helped record and mix the record. It’s coming out on Spanish label Meritorio in a few weeks (as well as cassette on Paisley Shirt).

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