STEREO TELESCOPE are feeling the love.
Last week, the year-old Brighton-based electro-pop duo received a nomination for Best Electronic Act in the 2010 Boston Music Awards (a beat-fest grudge match with Bodega Girls, Mystery Roar, Coralcola and Southern Belle), then over the weekend at Great Scott they repped our city proud alongside white-hot Brooklyn cats Class Actress and Small Black. Stereo Telescope will soon return to the stage – with a good cause in mind – on Dec. 4 as part of the Calling All Angels afternoon show at T.T. The Bear’s Place, a Friends of Emilia benefit for the NCIU at Beth Deaconess Medical Center that also stars Spirit Kid, Bang Camaro, Sidewalk Driver, Gem Club, Casey Desmond and Lovewhip.
So when Nikki Dessingue and Kurt Schneider break bread this Thanksgiving, they’ll have plenty to be thankful for and much to look forward to. As a token of that appreciation, they today released their third single “Draw Me A Sky,” a holiday-themed gem that strips down their usually pulsating synth-pop for a kinder, gentler wash-away ballad that almost, kinda, maybe just a bit recalls the Verve Pipe’s epic ‘90s jam “The Freshmen.” We need more of that, kids.
“It's a totally appropriate song to be released as a celebration of the season, the benefit show coming up that we are playing and our gratitude to everyone in our lives who helped us get this far already,” writes Dessingue. “This song was written almost exactly one year ago, the lyrics were penned as a gift to my family and best friend for the Christmas season. It's all about the past and how the faith and support you've gotten over the years build who you are and allow you to continue to move forward. It's also just about love, plain and simple, and being able to have a safe place to come back to in the world, your heart or mind, whether it be romantic love, love between friends, or the strongest love of all between family.”
“Draw Me A Sky” is dedicated, Dessingue says, “to all of our friends and family again this season, and to the immense gratitude we're feeling right now for everything we're been able to accomplish so far.”
Pass it around the dinner table.
DOWNLOAD: Stereo Telescope “Draw Me A Sky [mp3]