The Long Distance Relationship was born as a concept right after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, designed as a musical collective to record the songs of Dave Baker. These songs are psychedelic-tinged, drone-ish, harmony-laden indie rock; all with a hook. When fellow musicians try to pinpoint what TLDR sounds like, acts such as Beck, Beach Boys, Elliott Smith, XTC, Kinks, Hollies, early Pink Floyd/Syd Barrett are mentioned. His ten song debut album, released in 2016, speaks to loss, death, optimism, infidelity, love, inevitability and emotional numbness.
The current line up includes Chris Tullar on drums and vocals (Carpal Tullar, Rocky Horror Picture Show [Tribute Band], Remantlists), Chris Carter on guitar, keys and vocals (Alarm Clock Conspiracy, Marsupial, The Green Fields) and Steve Hall on guitar (Warm The Bell). Dave is on bass and vocals. The Long Distance Relationship is currently working on a second album that will drop in 2024.