来自美国新泽西的乐队。风格为indie/punk rock。由主唱以及吉他手Ted Leo和贝司手Dave Lerne，鼓手Chris Wilson组成。
很不错的vocal，有张力，真假声过渡得也很自然。主唱Ted Leo不但吉他天分很高，而且也是创作好手，专集中很多曲目都出自他的手笔。除此以外，Ted Leo是一个anti-establishist.作“反对正流派主义者”解不知是否合适~
这张算是他们较早期的作品。相对最近发行的Live With The Living来说要轻快一些。
Ted Leo is a rare gem in the indie rock world.
Having labored for years in the mod pop outfit CHISEL, he released his first solo effort in 1999 which fused his influences from such artists as THE JAM, ELVIS COSTELLO and SQUEEZE with his love of reggae and dub music. THE TYRANNY OF DISTANCE takes this one step further and is a brilliant showcase of Ted's incredible vocal and guitar playing talent and amazing song writing skills.
Produced by Brendan Canty (drummer of FUGAZI, producer of THE MAKE-UP and collaborater with LOIS), THE TYRANNY OF DISTANCE has moments of such pure musical happiness it is difficult to stop listening to it once you hear it for the first time. This is a special record in a similar vein to ELLIOT SMITH in its pop purity, but with a unique rock assault.
The recording has a hyper-energetic, almost live sound, but with the all the polish of the accomplished musicians who performed and produced. In addition to Brendan Canty producing, his brother James Canty from THE MAKE UP and THE NATION OF ULYSSES also played on the record along with Seb Thomson of TRANS AM and former members of GOLDEN, TSUNAMI and THE TELEGRAPH MELTS.
Ted Leo is a force to be reckoned with that will be partially responsible for saving music.
02. Parallel Or Together?
03. Under The Hedge
04. Dial Up
05. Timorous Me
06. Stove By A Whale
07. The Great Communicator
08. Squeaky Fingers
09. My Vien Ilin
10. The Gold Finch And The Red Oak Tree
11. St. John The Divine
12. You Could Die (Or This Might End)