Charlene

Label: SharkAttack!
Genre: Pop, Rock

One of Charlene's principal players also had his fingers in a sweet little pie called Sugar Free Records back in the '90s. I credit that label for bringing Beulah to my consciousness, and for that I'll be a long time grateful. So I had high hopes for this record when it showed up in the mail and I'm pleased to report I'm not disappointed. Their new single is simply thrilling: wailing, shimmering, jangling guitars create a warm wall of sound; vocals, unrushed, take their time sauntering in and out of the airy melody and just as I settle in, wishing the song never ends, it ends. Repeat! Repeat! Repeat! And that's just the first song. I'm always geeked to file another band between my Galaxie 500, Rain Parade, and Slowdive collections. For those of you in and around Boston, keep your eyes peeled since you'll probably have the first chance at catching them live. No sign of upcoming shows yet. If Charlene were a tree and it fell in the woods, yes, it would make a sound. A big, beautiful, noisy sound.

From Oh Hey:
Oh Hey [MP3, 3.7MB, 160kbps]

From Charlene:
Ripoff [MP3, 3.5MB, 128kbps]
Sugarblocker [MP3, 4.7MB, kbps]

From 3.5eps a Sharkattack! compilation:
Radio Son [MP3, 4.1MB, 128kbps]

From various 7-inch singles 1999-2001:
Summertimer [MP3, 3.2MB, 128kbps]
No Fly [MP3, 2.6MB, 128kbps]
Taking a Dive [MP3, 3.5MB, 128kbps]

www.sharkattackmusic.com
www.chrln.com

Posted by sean on 03.31.09 | Buy from Amazon, Insound
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