a music collective.
Atlanta-based trio Telegram is one of those bands that you want to keep to yourself. Vocalist/guitarist Troy Bieser is one part Nick Drake, one part Paul Westerberg, and the kind of songwriter that seems to telegraph your innermost thoughts to everyone else in the room. Upright bassist Rob Henson is absolutely hypnotizing, while drummer Jamie Shepard sits deep in some lunatic pocket. The music is confessional, somewhere between starlight lullabies and the Stones’ Exile on Main Street, between Chet Baker and David Bowie, and their independently-released debut All The World Asleep Tonight won raves from the Atlanta press as Best Local Release in 2006.
Check out the video of “Lover, Don’t You Want Me Now” from their studio sessions at Southern Tracks in 2011, and find out more about Telegram at the links below.