Calla are a drearily magnificent trio from Brooklyn whose seductive creations have been compared to My Bloody Valentine, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Radiohead. Formed in 1997, Calla recently joined Arena Rock Recordings and released their third disc Televise, which was produced by Chris Zane at Gigantic Studios in NYC. The band and their comatose sound have shared the stage with Sigur Ros, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Mojave 3, among others. You will no doubt surrender to their delectable arrangements, fragile voice, and torrents of expressive noise. Picked by Alternative Press as ìthe number one band to watch,î Callaís jagged and often quivering numbers tug at the heartstrings in a beautiful display of affection, as ìStranglerî asphyxiates everyone who wishes to descend into a peaceful, dreamlike wonderland.