The Can’t Tells are a trio of scrappy late twenty-somethings from Brooklyn — specifically (and alphabetically) Mike DiSanto, Blaze McKenzie, and Jonathan Smith. In 2006, the self-described music geeks came together in Boston, bonding over a shared love of especially-weird microphones (they must love the Ear Trumpet Labs Edwina microphones used in our sessions!). With a sound that careens from pleasant pop to explosive noise — often turning in an instant and catching the listener by surprise — they’re carving out a niche that seems to be right at the intersection of their influences of Elvis Costello and Mission of Burma, without mimicking either.
Featured song: “Drug Store”
Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/1ayMVEc
No Television, the latest release from The Can’t Tells, is now available.
Upcoming tour dates:
01/24 @ Pianos in NYC
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