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Discography

2004:
Performances #2 compilation (Intercontinental Records)
That Dam Magazine compilation #1 (That Dam Records)
Dutch Rock Music sampler (NPI)

2003: Hoboken, LP (Muze / Intercontinental)

ADA compilation vol. 1 (ADA)

2002: Pet Series vol. 1 (Sally Forth Records)

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Built in late 2001 around songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Pascal Hallibert, Templo Diez is an indie multi-configuration collective based in the Netherlands with members from Italy, France, Netherlands and Venezuela.

Mixing lo-fi, alt.country and post-rock influences with inspiration from writers such as Bukowski, Fante or Coupland, Templo Diez weaves intense and intimate songs delivered with an almost cinematographic feeling, at the crossroad between the Velvet Underground, Will Oldham, Cat Power, Sparklehorse and Low. Ranging from minimalistic production to string-based arrangements, often playing with noise and sound manipulation, each track gets its own atmosphere, telling its own story.

Released in October 2003 on Intercontinental Records (F) and Muze Records (Benelux), the debut CD "Hoboken" received great reviews from the Dutch, Belgian and French music press (les Inrockuptibles, Magic, Oor, Live XS, Rif-Raf,...). "Hoboken" has been airplayed in the Netherlands (namely "Club Lek" on 3voor12 and VPRO's de Avonden), Belgium (Studio Brussels, Radio 1's Cucamonga) and on diverse USA and Canadian college radios. The forthcoming new album of the band is set to be released in Europe in fall 2005.

Templo Diez performed at South By South West 2003 in Austin, USA (followed by several dates in Texas), at the Motel Mozaique festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and at In the City Unsigned 2003 in Manchester, UK. In 2004, the band toured Midwest USA and Canada, mixing live dates in Chicago, Detroit, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa... and sessions on US and Canadian college radios. This year, invited for the second time in a row by NXNE in Toronto, they added 4 dates in NYC (Knitting Factory, Sin-e, Arlene's Grocery and Lion's Den), plus extra dates in Philadelphia and Richmond, VA.

The core line-up of Templo Diez consists in Paolo Panza (I, drums), Leejon Verhaeg (NL, guitar), Pascal Hallibert (F, vox, guitar, keys) and Gloribel Hernàndez (VEN, keys, bass), with recently added violin player Saskia vd Giessen (NL)..

Contact:
Templo Diez
Gedempte Burgwal 21A
2512 BS Den Haag
The Netherlands
Phone: 31-(0)70-4276305
Email: templodiez@lycos.com
Web: http://www.templodiez.com