Shark Who Pulled a Mussel
Charlottesville tend to focus on down-tempo, melodic music. Often melancholy, always lush and inviting, their songs strive to capture the emotions of the listener with both acoustic and digital sounds, blended with intelligent lyrics to create a warm and entrancing whole. ^#^every song should tell a story, and Charlottesville have many to tell. Charlottesville were formed in 1999 by miles fender and iris lapalme, and are most often compared to a hybrid of the red house painters, radiohead and low. The band was born mainly out of miles' necessity for a change in musical style following his relocation from england to San Francisco; formerly, he had fronted the British goth rock band 'earth calling angela'. now, after the release of the critically acclaimed promo 'random acts of blindness', and the newly released full-length album 'the shark who pulled a mussel', Charlottesville are proving that there is still a place for subtlety in today's brash and fast-paced world. . . . 'Solid lyrics, inviting voice and guitar style. This album is easily recommended to anyone who enjoys discovering new slowcore bands.' - indieworkshop.com, 10.jul.01.