Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer struck up a friendship as high school freshmen in New Orleans, La. While attending Louisiana State in Baton Rouge, the two formed The Eames Era with three classmates in 2003.

The dissolution of that group in 2007 led to a return to New Orleans where Joyner and Widmer started writing songs as Generationals.

Baton Rouge-native and Eames Era producer Daniel Black (The Oranges Band) invited them to record their debut Con Law at his Washington, D.C. studio Bent Black in 2008, where incessant coverage of the presidential campaign between Barack Obama and John McCain, and the issues dividing the candidates’ viewpoints, gave rise to the band’s name.

New Orleans-based label Park The Van (Dr. Dog, The Spinto Band) released Con Law in 2009. Its retro vibe clearly bore the infuence of Phil Spector’s mid-century pop, but Generationals’ infuences always ran the gamut, with pieces of britpop, dance and electronic poking through the trumpet stabs and Abbey Road compression on their analog 24-track recordings.

The band maintained their obsession with tape recording on 2010’s Trust EP, produced in Austin, Tx. by freak-folk mastermind Bill Baird (Sunset, Sound Team). Trust saw the band drift away from the Brill Building origins of Con Law in favor of a new wave sound that owed more to The Sugarcubes and The Stone Roses than the Ronettes.

2011’s sophomore LP Actor-Caster revealed a band zeroing in on their strong suit: effcient pop songwriting. All ten of its taut, bright songs found their way into the band’s setlists as they hit their stride with a live confidence earned by relentless touring.

In 2012 a renewed and refreshed Generationals completed work on Heza, their debut LP for Polyvinyl Records, in their hometown of New Orleans, again with the help of longtime producer Daniel Black.

Generationals debut "Gold Silver Diamond" Video Ft. Waymond Lee

Generationals debut “Gold Silver Diamond”

New Orleans’ Generationals have released their fourth studio album Alix, via Polyvinyl Records. Comprised of band members and friends since high school Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer and produced by Richard Swift ( The Black Keys, The Shins, Foxygen). Built up with layers of rhythm, computer noises, RZA beats and poppy vocals:

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Review of Generationals' new new album 'Alix' the band's full-length comes out on 9/16 on Polyvinyl, the first single of the album is "Gold Silver Diamond"

Review of Generationals’ New LP ‘Alix’

For a band to successfully operate with more than one songwriter, each member has to be on the same page. Chemistry, mutual respect, and friendships that extend beyond the limits of the band are all important factors in the longevity of a songwriting partnership. Perhaps most importantly, egos must be set:

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Generationals announce North American tour

New Orleans-based indie-rock duo Generationals have announced an upcoming fall North American tour. Touring in support of their soon-to-be-released full-length album titled Alix, the tour will begin on Tuesday, October 7 in Houston, TX at Fitzgerald’s,

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Generationals Announce New Album Titled 'Alix', Stream New Song "Gold Silver Diamond" 'Alix' was produced by richard Swift and comes out 9/16 via Polyvinyl

Generationals Announce New Album ‘Alix’

New Orleans-based indie-rock duo Generationals are excited to announce their brand new full-length album titled Alix. Helmed by notable producer Richard Swift (The Shins, Tennis, Foxygen) and being released on Tuesday, September,

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Generationals release "Spinoza" Video

Generationals share video for “Spinoza”

The song “Spinoza” was featured on Generationals’ recently released album, Heza. Now, you can watch the accompanying video for “Spinoza” above. The video was directed by Luther Gooch and shot in the band’s hometown of New Orleans, LA

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Generationals get remixed by Teen Daze

Generationals Get remixed by Teen Daze

Teen Daze has remixed Generationals’ song, “Put A Light On,” which you can hear today. Generationals have also added a second NY show at Rock Shop tomorrow night after tonight’s show at Bowery Ballroom.

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