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Valentine to the Future

by Telamor

Passionate singing, big beats, and punchy choruses create imperative kickpunk pop-rock for the 21st century! Twelve punchy tracks. Big beats. Solid wall of sound. Crank it up loud.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. Shining Star
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2. Ancient History
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3. Lonelyhearts
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4. Plastic Heart
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5. I Get Up
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6. Poison Tea
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7. White Widow Spider
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8. Round & Round
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9. Work Together
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10. Love Me Tender
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11. No Rest for the Weary
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12. Racing the Sun
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Propelled by Tom Hauck's distinctive vocals, with its raw 1980s throwback sound Telamor bridges the gap between the classic rock of yesterday and the indie pop of today. It's a new sound made up of the scraps of musical history. Telamor is bilingual: it speaks the language of rock and the language of today's radio R&B and pop. The singing is passionate and blues-based, but the production is today's: big beats, heavy bottom, Latin percussion, dance tempos. If you're looking for a new course for pop rock music, Telamor is for you.

Telamor records at Bang A Song in Gloucester, MA USA. CD releases include "Valentine for the Future," "Straight Shots," "Telamor 3," and "Stoned!" Telamor is Tom Hauck (songs, instruments, producing) with Warren Babson (producing, mixing) and Tony Goddess (guardian angel).

REVIEW IN THE NOISE / BOSTON - June 2014
Telamor’s latest is a mostly solid block of superbly accomplished songs... I’d love to hear some cover versions of just about all of these songs, which offer up an amazing amalgamation of diverse garage styles. Opener “Shining Star” has a decided bite, as though ZZ Top were composing an acid garage punk anthem. “Ancient History” is a sneering sing-song punk anthem ala Joan Jett, with superadded wild guitar riffage. “Lonelyhearts” is a new wave anti-love song worthy of the Buzzcocks, what with its pulsing declamatory feel. “Plastic Heart” reminds me of an uncharacteristically uptempo Black Sabbath, while “I Got Up” is reminiscent of classic proto-punk such as “Talk Talk” by the Music Machine. “Poison Tea” reminds me of the Turbines with a decidedly nasty edge and enjoyably skewed lyrics. “Work Together” is a choppy declamatory punctuated by some appealing minimalist guitar licks. “Love Me Tender” is an entertaining Elvis riff whose chief charm is its brevity. “No Rest for the Weary” is another sing-songy new wave rave-up punctuated by a telegraphic guitar riff; “Racing the Sun” reminds me a bit of early XTC with the twee melodicism of Queen and another inimitable guitar line. If anything, the final track encapsulates the remarkable diversity of this admirable collection. A genuine keeper. One of the best collections of the year. (Francis DiMenno)

FEBRUARY 1, 2015
NOISER TOP TEN FOR 2014

The Noiser Top Ten are top ten lists put together by the writers of The Noise. Each top ten is in a category of the writer’s choice. These lists can be used to see the difference in the tastes of each of our writers. Congratulations to all those who made our top ten list.

FRANCIS DiMENNO

The Ten Best Releases of 2014 (and some strong contenders)

1. TELAMOR - Valentine to the Future

2. THINNER – Elevator to Mars

3. ERIN HARPE & THE DELTA SWINGERS – Love Whip Blues

4. THE REAL KIDS - Shake… Outta Control

5. RANDY BLACK & THE HEATHCROPPERS - The Sky Goes Clear

6. PETE WEISS & THE ROCK BAND - Sex Contest

7. DANIEL OUELLETTE & THE SHOBIJIN – Zizal! (The Land Is Moving! Look Over There!)

8. JAY DiBIASIO – Battuto

9. BUTTERSCOTT – In a World…

10. ERIC SALT & THE ELECTRIC CITY – Please Say Yes

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T Mark

Awesome!!!
Kickass rock from a Boston veteran. Loud & proud. Stones meets STP meets Green Day. The best CD of 2014. Shining star reminds me of doom & gloom only better. Great version of the classic lonelyhearts too. The louder you play it, the better it sounds. No BS, each song is three minutes.
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Jayden 2014

Killer alt-rock collection from Boston music legend
Boston-area fans of the early 80s powerpop titans the Atlantics will welcome this new CD by Telamor, which is the band name for guitarist/singer/songwriter Tom Hauck. The collection includes a new version of "Lonelyhearts," the smash hit that Hauck wrote for the Atlantics back in 1980. Strong vocals and guitars make this remake a standout. Other top tracks include the Stones-y leadoff "Shining Star," a surprising version of the Elvis Presley standard "Love Me Tender," a jab at the right wing with "Poison Tea," and the hard charging "Ancient History," which Telamor is trying to avoid. Punchy production from Warren Babson at Bang A Song Studios in Gloucester, MA. If you're looking for a shot of tough alt rock amidst today's sea of American Idol stupidity and folk wimpiness, this CD is for you.
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