Jesse Adelman (guitar + vocals) and Bradley Albert (keyboards) of The Telephones met at Brown University, writing songs in a shared basement before moving to Brooklyn, NY in 2001. In 2002, the duo released their first EP, entitled "Music for Babies", following up in 2005 with the full-length "Fight Night at Rodeo Dodo". Bassist Anton Kreisl joined as a full-time member in 2007. Taking control of their own production for the first time, the band produced and recorded "Volume 1" (2009) in their own studio space. Volume 2 followed in early 2012.
Together, their influences range from Bob Dylan to The Pixies; Muddy Waters to Pavement; Big Star to T. Rex; Tom Waits to Guns and Roses.
"Revved up new wave; poignant lyrics; oddball sense of humor" - Time Out New York
"Haunting vocal, fictional plots; intense playing" - New York Press