Here's The Televisionaries hangin' 30 (I mean, I assume they all have all of their toes), and bustin' the sonic surf with "Televisionaries 2." The band is out of the surf shackles to take on some twangin' lo-fi and land-locked rockabilly a la Buddy Holly. Lux would be proud.
The band is great, though it doesn't offer anything new. But that's what happens when you have a near perfect sound perfected. The guitar tones are beautiful and almost identical, with reverb and slap-back serving as the secret sauce that keeps them kissin' cousins.
All cuts are slinky, sexy, swanky, sly, and mean. This young trio of expertly coifed gentlemen gets better and better every time I hear them. The Televisionaries are in their Ventures phase, but I can't wait until they get wise to Link Wray. Rochester's gonna rumble fo sho. "Televisionaries 2" is an ideal record for a house party, a road trip, or streaking a Red Wings game. — BY FRANK DE BLASE