Calla

Calla

Calla are at once dissonant and pristine, harmonious and rhythmic. They cling to the dirty residues of NYC with an attention always affixed upward to cosmopolitan refinement. A fact perhaps explained by the group's roots in Texas and their emigration to Brooklyn. Aurelio Valle (guitar/vocals), Wayne Magruder (Drums/percussion) and Sean Donovan (keyboards, bass and programming) understand the way in which the dirtiness of rock intersects the world of high art. From their 1999 self titled debut (Sub Rosa) to 2001's Scavengers (Young God), Calla draw upon this understanding. Not wishing to rest on their existing answers, their third release and first for Arena Rock Recording Co. and Rykodisc, TELEVISE pushes harshly against complacency with stunning sophisication. The music allows avant gestures to collapse into supple pop while catapulting their dark breathless agression into a furious swelling of feedback. Calla are unquestionably a band whose work will be dissected and reevaluated long after their beautiful static energy burns away. 

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