LA SCALA WRITE-UP IN CHICAGO READER TODAY

May. 30, 2008

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LA SCALA – (Highwheel Records) is releasing a four-song EP, The Harlequin, by this energetic and buzzy local quartet, on both seven-inch and CD. The band’s sound sheathes a core of shameless New Romantic-grade Bowie worship in retro-Euro duende that reeks of Serge Gainsbourg’s cigarette ash. Why does this mix work so well for them? Mainly because they rock: they leave in the melodic melancholy of cafe music while cutting out nearly all that draggy ennui.
— Monica Kendrick


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