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- Created on Saturday, 26 February 2011 22:01
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2/7/03 Boston, MA Middle East w/ Suicide
2/13/03 Seattle, WA Showbox Showroom w/ Interpol
2/14/03 Portland, OR Berbatis Pan w/ Interpol
2/15/03 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore w/ Interpol
2/17/03 Los Angeles Spaceland
2/18/03 Los Angeles Troubador w/ Cat Power
3/8/03 Boston, MA The Paradise w/ The Sheila Divine
3/13/03 Austin, TX Buffalo Billards - ARRCO SXSW
3/15/03 Ft. Worth, TX Ridglea Theater w/ Cat Power
LONDON SUNDAY TIMES
Calla's previous album had a big picture of an insect on the cover. So did Massive Attack's last album. This entomological coincidence offers one clue to Calla's sound: it is what Massive Attack would sound like if they wielded guitars instead of samplers. Slow, moody, managing to be somehow both disinterested and passionate, and with every sound polished and repolished until it's just right. If you put Low and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club together in a studio and told them to cover Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, this could be the result. I'm not sure if it's quiet music that has to be played loud, or loud music that has to be played quietly; but the next time U2 have one of those band meetings where they decide what they're going to sound like next, they ought to have a copy of 'Televise'
Because they don't play the garage rock that the kids are digging nowadays, Calla are often overlooked as one of New York's finest underground acts...Televise is a seductive piece of work.
Raised in Texas but formed in Brooklyn, theirs is a world of haunted dancehalls and deserted desert plains, of tortured love songs dedicated to the ghosts of murdered lovers. Gloriously melodramatic, they make feeling misunderstood in low lighting seem like the noble cause it's clearly always been...When the garage-rock party is over, Calla will be waiting for you.
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