England in 1819 will have an abundance of fresh, modern sounds when they climb into The Attic at the Blind Mule, a venue that has developed a reputation for bringing eclectic sounds to the Azalea City. With the poetic nature of their music, it seems only natural that this band takes its name from a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Brothers Andrew and Dan Callaway can be found at the heart of England in 1819. Finding their muses in genres ranging from classical to indie rock, this band started at a nine-piece “experimental orchestral” group. The Callaways began to condense their sound and their line-up. Ultimately, England in 1819’s line-up exclusively featured the brothers. Together, they developed their “grandwave” sound. This style characterized by electronic beats and synths accented by Andrew’s vocals and Dan’s French horn.

“Fireball Electric Tomorrow” is their latest offering. The Callaways retreated to an isolated cabin in North Carolina to create this album. It is obvious that this duo has made an art out of creating mental images through their music. The atmospheric nature of the tracks found on this album allows the listener to build upon the aural world that England in 1819 has created.


Band: England in 1819
Date: Sat., Jan. 4 at 9 p.m.
Venue: The Attic at The Blind Mule, 57 N. Claiborne St., www.theblindmule.net
Tickets: Call 694-MULE for more info