New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Telethon perform "Succinct, The Optimist" on Live From The Rock Room:
JAN 5 - Milwaukee WI - 88nine RadioMwaukee
FEB 1 - Chicago
IL - Quenchers Saloon
FEB 28- Cactus Club- Milwaukee, WI (w/ Iron Chic, Dusk)
'The Grand Spontanean: A Tale Told In Five Acts' is now available for free/name your price at https://telethonband.bandcamp.com.
What others are saying about Telethon's ''The Grand Spontanean: A Tale Told In Five Acts':
Billboard: "The Grand Spontanean soars with robust emo anthems that take cues from the twin-guitar attack of Thin Lizzy
and the heartland sentiment of Bruce Springsteen."
Punknews: "The Grand Spontanean is likely the most painfully overlooked LP of 2017. It's ambitious and takes risks, but succeeds at virtually everything it attempts."
The Alternative: "Telethon's The Grand Spontanean is undoubtedly one of the most ambitious albums of 2017."
Shepherd Express: "... a mammoth, utterly audacious marathon of a record...It includes interpolations of No Doubt
and Carly Simon
songs, a recitation of the Franz Kafka short story The Sudden Walk, several straight-up ska numbers and comes packaged with a 23-page playbill. If that all sounds like something that might be up your alley, it will be."
Milwaukee Record: "Telethon's latest demands attention.With an inventive idea and admirable execution, The Grand Spontanean effectively transforms this unknown pop-punk project from a band you've never heard of into one you have to hear."
BrooklynVegan: "It's a similar kind of high-spirited, unselfconscious, ambitious pop-punk album to Jeff Rosenstock's great WORRY."
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: "Telethon has made a consistently strong and catchy album — all the more impressive given its 90-minute run-time — that successfully spans from Springsteen-esque heartland rock to punchy pop punk to back-porch country."
New Noise: "...somehow Telethon, a four-year-old band from (Milwaukee) with only two records to their name, have completely bucked every stereotype about concept albums with their 30-song rock opera."
ThePunkSite: "The Grand Spontanean is sprawling, ridiculous, eccentric and overblown, and if I'm honest I loved every minute of it."
UnderAirMedia: "This album is absolutely insane. Everything
here is truly a masterpiece."
Hartford Courant: "There's a welcome roughness to the thing, but some fine drama and musicality, including amusing swipes from Pachelbel's Canon and James
Bond movie themes."
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"We made a sprawling five-act rock opera about the internet, culture, human relationships, and the apocalypse. We hope you love it."- Telethon
ACT I: Bad Reputation (tracks #1-8)
1 The Signal
2. Apocalypse When
3. Succinct, the Optimist
5. He's Right
6. The Paranoid Blur
7. Tiny Rushes
8. The Page at the End of the Internet
ACT II: Cold Sweat (tracks #9-13)
12. A Martyr's View from The View at the Marriott Marquis
13. The Page at the End of the Internet (Reprise)
ACT III: Fight or Fall (tracks #14-20)
16. Stillwave (feat. Chris Farren)
17. The Improbable New Sensations
18. "GENERATOR" by The Improbable New Sensations
19. "UNTIL THE BALL STOPS" by The Improbable New Sensations
20. "MY SECOND-TO-LAST MONDAY" by The Improbable New Sensations
ACT IV: Running Back (tracks #21-26)
21. Notches on the Scale
22. The Runner's High (feat. Roger
23. "The Sudden Walk" (by Franz Kafka; read by Franz Nicolay)
24. On Companionship (feat. Laura
25. Weirdness Flows
26. Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve (feat. Laura
ACT V: Remembering (tracks #27-30)
27. A Choice!
29. 30 Seconds of Silence!
30. Fruit Bat