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SharashkA


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Ethereal pop, rock

Status:

Most recent release, From Lincoln to Continental (2006)

See also:

SharashkA's MySpace page

Comparisons:

Levator, Madder Rose

Covers/own material:

Own, occasional covers

General comments:

SharashkA have an odd name, and make persuasive music with a crunchy sound. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

From Lincoln to Continental is their debut

Recordings:

From Lincoln to Continental (2006)

From Lincoln to Continental

Release info:

2006

Availability:

Unknown

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Jayne Harman—vocals
Spiro Bolos—instruments

Produced by:

SharashkA

Comments:

SharashkA's songs are lengthy and have space to become epic yet punchy things. Jayne Harman's vocals are plaintive and utterly lovely. The mix of ethereal elements and crunchiness evokes kindred spirits Levator and Madder Rose. "Getting Down" brings a lump to the throat with its sad tale of an unfortunate woman. "A better plan" is an antiwar song with a ravishing melody. "Aurora" is a dreamy yet motoric meander that works very well. The hidden track is a subdued cover of Throwing Muses' "Furious" and it's a fitting end to a great album. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


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