If you don't already have the self-titled Chinese Telephones LP from '07, you should grab it while you can (www.itsaliverecords.com), because it's definitely one of the best rock records of the past half-decade or so. I know that Chinese Telephones get lumped in with all the other pop-punk stuff because of the labels they've been on and the other bands they did splits with-- taking them off a lot of peoples' radar-- but they were really just an awesome, straight-up rock band with great friggin' songs, very much like early Replacements in that regard.
This is the Chinese Telephones covering Guided By Voices' "Game of Pricks", off their AOTU single (with a Queers cover on the flip) from a couple of months ago; normally I wouldn't post something this new without a reason, but the pressing of 350 is already out of print, plus some other blog already posted this recently and did a crappy job of it, so I felt the need to set things right a bit. You might remember that this single made my Fake Best Of list for '08; if you don't, then congratulations, the selective memory thing seems to be working just fine for you.
Chinese Telephones -
"Game of Pricks"
(this file is now listen-only)