Telenovela Star Returns with New CD, NYC Gigs

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Monday October 22, 2007

The female trio that are Telenovela Star are set to spring their first full-length album on the world, and New York will see the ladies live in action twice in early November.

Formed in 2004 by way of Craig's List and a fortuitously well-meshing complex of musical tastes, Telenovela Star's debut EP, Telenovela Star, gave rise to The Car Song, which was promptly adopted as the theme for the N! Channel's drama, Beyond the Break.

Now Hanna Klein, Maggie Argyros, and Nikkiesha McLeod are back with Love, Lust, Sci-Fi, and Monsters, a ten-track CD with five additional "B-sides" included on the disc for 15 songs in all.

Described as "manic" and "diverse," the new album has drawn comparison to The Pixies, PJ Harvey, The Cure, and Veruca Salt, among others. Songs like Vampire, Fluff, and Planet Cuckoonuts are already stirring up chatter.

Telenovela Star is scheduled to appear in Brooklyn at NY Southpaw at 8:00 p.m. on Nov. 8, then to perform at NY Fontanas in New York City, at 8:00 p.m. on Nov. 16.

As the press release has it, "Telenovela Star is a quintessential New York band. It maybe a melting pot clich?, but then again that's why this city works."

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.