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Album Review

With Tel Aviv, the habit Teenbeat's head Mark Robinson has of signing bands that bear a resemblance to his own Unrest pays off — The Shape of Fiction breaks away from the minimal instrumental orientation of the band's previous releases to recapture the warmth and torpor of Unrest's most whispery moments. When the band chooses to include vocals ("I Am Particular"), the similarities are clear but largely unimportant, given Tel Aviv's skillful use of the sound; when they stay with the delicately ringing guitar organizations of their previous records, they manage to find something equally appealing but entirely particular to their work. This makes The Shape of Fiction their best work, in some ways — it's a bit more varied and ambitious than albums like Tel Aviv, and it hints that the band would make quite an amazing, mellow pop outfit, if they so desired.

Customer Reviews

Who knew?

I don't know what rock these guys (or possibly, I) have been hiding under for the past decade, but I've just stumbled upon their 2007 album 'Underwaters' and am steadily making my way backwards through their discography. It's interesting to hear how they've progressed over the span of their career, and I definitely recommend picking up all three albums.


Formed: Oberlin, OH

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s

The indie rock group Tel Aviv was formed in Louisville, Kentucky in 1994 by singer/multi-instrumentalist Andrew Comer and guitarist/synth player Jay Kraus, longtime best friends whose teen years were spent listening to Duran Duran and Wham! records. Under the name Korova, they recorded a demo tape the summer after graduating from high school, and mailed a copy to TeenBeat Records; the company initially passed on signing the group, but later, label chief Mark Robinson stumbled across the tape, listening...
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