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*69 EP


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Intro 00:29
Life On Hold 03:25
Drive! 05:35


TELEPHONE! were essentially an electro-kitsch, valley-girl-ridden episode of the Love Boat, but on local college radio and in venues like First Avenue Nightclub, Dr. Farrago's Burlesque Theatre, Bryant Lake Bowl Theatre and more.

Primary crew were: Brooke R. Calder (a.k.a. Lolly Pop), turntablist/MC Tony Dosen, touring MC/turntablist Shawn Shotzawiski and towards the outfit's conversion to Lolly Pop, Jeff Sherman.

From 2002 - 2005, TELEPHONE! guest starred a number of very talented Minneapolitain producers (Chuck Love, Jason Heinrichs, Mike Hallenbeck + Har Mar Superstar's Howard Hamilton III ). Live, the act featured rotating vocalists, evolving plot lines, as well as dancers (many of whom transitioned to Lolly Pop & The Couture Club).

Originally released on May 20th, 2003, the *69 EP lead-off single was Life On Hold, which also appeared on TC Electropunk Volume 1. Paris In The Rain was also featured in the Wing Young Huie exhibit, LAKE STREET U.S.A.

Core band members were:
Tony Dosen
Nadine Light
Shawn Shotzawiski
Jeff Sherman

Press stills and photo art by Dwayne Williams

*69 EP Printable cover art by Chris Strouth

Reissue Page Art by Manual Control


released October 2, 2020

Vox, Production: Brooke R. Calder (Lolly Pop)
Scratches, B.Vox on Tracks 2-4: Tony (DJ) Dosen
BVox on Track 05: Charlie Erickson

01. Mike Hallenbeck (
02. Howard Hamilton III (
03. Jason Heinrichs (
04. Howard Hamilton III (
05. Chuck Love (


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TELEPHONE! Minneapolis, Minnesota

“An oddly fascinating mix of cartoony urban-chic lyrics and bubbly electro beats.”
-Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune, 2003

“Best thing I have put in the CD player for review this time round- love this kitsch in-the-moment stuff!”
~Celeste Tabora, Pulse, 2003

“Peppy valley girl vocals!”
~ Gentry Boekael, Rift Magazine, 2005

“Felicitous and urgent!”
~ Matt Jaremko,
Kouroo Magazine, 2002
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