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(1999 – present)

Telefon Tel Aviv is a Los Angeles-based group formed in 1999 by Josh Eustis and the late Charlie Cooper, originally based in New Orleans, and then Chicago before Cooper’s death. The two met in high school, but did not begin working on music together until after university studies. Since 1999, Josh and Charlie had been working to cultivate their sound, based largely in electronic music, but that also showed flourishes of , vintage , , and , among other things. The group continues as a mostly solo project of Josh Eustis after Charlie Cooper’s death in January 2009.

In early 2000, the duo collaborated with Danny Lohner, Trent Reznor, and Alan Moulder on several remixes for Nine Inch Nails’s then-to-be-released remix EP, Things Falling Apart. Shortly thereafter, Telefon Tel Aviv resumed work on their debut LP, Fahrenheit Fair Enough, for Chicago’s Hefty Records, while at the same time completing the original score for the film Newport South. In 2002, the duo paired with L’Altra’s Lindsay Anderson to release an EP featuring the single, Sound In A Dark Room. Work on the sophomore LP, Map of What Is Effortless, was completed in summer of 2003. On May 15th of 2007, a retrospective of their remix work for other artists was released on Hefty Records. Work on their third LP had been ongoing since late 2006 and wrapped up with the album Immolate Yourself’s release on January 20th, 2009.

Over the past few years, together and separately, the duo completed production work for many other artists, including Marc Hellner/Pulseprogramming, L’Altra, The Album Leaf, Apparat, Belong, The Race, and others. They built a studio in Chicago to work on all of their projects.


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  • Watchful_Eye

    "Stop away from being maybe" << thats where those Marlboro fuckers stole their slogan from :P

    30 Aug 8:24pm Reply
  • sucz063

    why the fuck it called "Intelligent dance music"? Maybe it is "Intelligent electronic music"?

    27 Aug 7:57pm Reply
  • Jamesismynamo

    if you like TTA you should check out agraph, his music reminds me of Fahrenheit Fair Enough

    28 Jun 7:59pm Reply
  • Kansas-Eskimo

    Pretty great stuff

    22 May 3:18pm Reply
  • SorenAlexShuya

    It's all about Map Of What Is Effortless.

    2 Apr 12:50pm Reply
  • mushroomsseason

    Fahrenheit Fair Enough is an outstanding masterpiece!!!

    31 Mar 11:55pm Reply
  • Stefanszz

    Haven't left a comment yet? Hm. Cool.

    23 Feb 6:35am Reply
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    17 Jan 6:49pm Reply
  • spambudi

    There is good news, pals: "...Now that my role in Nine Inch Nails has come to a close, it's back to the studio and being weird full-time. This record that I've essentially been sitting on for years now is about 95% finished...". is it will become a reality? let's see (source:

    16 Jan 1:14pm Reply
  • tenoclockshroud

    Miss these guys, but I haven't really looked at the solo work. I always likes "The Birds", but when I heard "I Lied" with a nice subwoofer, I was absolutely hooked. The vocals on that are great also. Their remix of "Komponenet" by Apparrat is one of my favorite songs ever. Haven't found any one else who likes it yet.

    12 Jan 5:16am Reply

    cool music

    30 Dec 2013 Reply
  • FelliChocoholic

    You Are The Worst Thing In The World & I Lied <333

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Kansas-Eskimo

    Really not great

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • possible_drew

    thanks @k_eve, that's fantastic [HQ link]

    6 May 2013 Reply
  • k_eve

    New colaboration with Dillon is outstanding.

    19 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Ibrasynth

    I don't know how's TTA going to evolve but Josh have been working with some of the most creative minds in music these days (Reznor, Keenan) TTA is not more that laptop-IDM project, too awesome, can't wait to hear new sounds!

    16 Apr 2013 Reply
  • mushroomsseason

    Charles is dead. I know he will not return. I know Telefon Tel Aviv will never be what it was. So we must overcome death and accept the artist's evolution. Congratulations Joshua. You have said it: What It Was Will Never Again.

    12 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Almrith

    immolate yourself is one of my 10 favourite albums of all time

    30 Mar 2013 Reply
  • RodJonse

    Nope. It's not, he's still working on new stuff in his off time, has been since he started touring with Puscifer. It'll come out eventually.

    8 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Bassquiat

    Josh Eustis is new member of Nine Inch Nials. TTA is dead, definitively :(

    5 Mar 2013 Reply
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