Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Televangelist and The Architect

The Televangelist and The Architect may sound as a wierd name for a band, but it has nothing to do with the gospel, death metal or some wierd god-related project. Actually, it's a name for a very cool indie band coming from Boston and playing a very nice indie rock music, often compared to those of Bright Eyes, even though the two don't have much in common. The band started as a solo project from Grand Unified Theory's Jeremy Chen who released his debut Mass Exodus From California, in 2004, on Undetected Plagiarism indie label. Two years after, The Televangelist and The Architect are back with a new release, called Diaries Of The Intelligentsia. Adding James Partridge for playing drums, Dallas Flanagan for singing, and Margaret Ebert for playing cello, the sophomore release of The Televangelist and The Architect embed enough quality to kick out the band to much broader audience. The album was mixed by Ryan Hadlock (Blonde Redhead, Black Heart Procession, Stephen Malkmus, The Strokes) and mastered by Doug Van Sloun (Bright Eyes, Cursive, The Faint, Rilo Kiley). The songs on the album are melodic and very well crafted, one can hear the influence of Blonde Redhead, Cursive, Sonic Youth, and even the Arcade Fire. Before it's official release, the album is made available for free preview. Feel free to download it and give it a try.

The Televangelist and The Architect - Diaries Of The Intelligentsia (album, 2006)
The Televangelist and The Architect @ MySpace

Vashti Bunyan - Lookaftering !!!
The Decemberists - Her Majesty The Decemberists !!!
Architecture In Helsinki - In Case We Die !!!
Animal Collective - Prospect Hummer [EP] !!!
Beat Happening - Jamboree !!!
Little Wings - Light Green Leaves !!!
Albums: Yes, Atreyu, Spock's Beard
The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album)


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