ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Natalie Gordon believes that everything happens for a reason – and she’s fine with that. In fact, if it wasn’t for a series of events, her latest indie rock band, Tele Novella, wouldn’t exist.
Gordon says she was in a band called Agent Ribbons that was signed to a record deal. Last October the band was on tour and was in a bad traffic accident on the way home to Austin.
“Touring had been rough on us over the years and it was the last straw for the other members,” she says during a recent interview from Eugene, Ore. “Our record label reminded me that South by Southwest was coming up and we were slated to play. I scrambled and found some players to play for this event.”
It turns out that Gordon’s band became one of the most buzzed about bands at the festival in March.