Thee More Shallows 'A History Of Sport Fishing' CD album Mono-02CD
Released May 2002
The debut album of San Francisco’s Thee More Shallows, ‘A History Of Sport Fishing’, received glowing reviews likening them to a diverse host of bands, including Yo La Tengo, Grandaddy, Sparklehorse and GSYBE!, yet lauding them for being more than the sum of their influences. The band continued to grow in popularity with the release of their sophomore album ‘More Deep Cuts’, with radio sessions on BBC Radio 1 and BBC World Service under their belt, and their third album ‘The Book Of Bad Breaks’ was released worldwide in spring Aril 2007 on the Anticon label.
More recently, David Kesler has teamed up with Chad Bidwell from Ral Partha Vogelbacher to launch Fops, who have released one album and one ep on Monotreme Records.
Some press quotes:
"Numerous bands have mined the brooding alt-rock seam that was established by the likes of Sparklehorse and Grandaddy, but the San Franciscan duo Dee Kesler and Tadas Kisielius are worthy of their company.” - The Times (London)
"a deliciously dolourous blend of Flaming Lips, Yo La Tengo, Arab Strap, Low, A Silver Mount Zion and the fizzing mechanico-ambience and cracked vocals of Sparklehorse.” -Time Out ( London) ****
“Numerous bands have mined the brooding alt-rock seam that was established by the likes of Sparklehorse and Grandaddy, but the San Franciscan duo Dee Kesler and Tadas Kisielius are worthy of their company.”
- THE TIMES (4 stars)
“ There's no doubting that 'A History of Sport Fishing' would be on the A-list of that great radio station we all dream about.” - GET RHYTHM
“ A mature rendering of sensitive, guitar-based avant-rock, pitched somewhere between The Kingsbury Manx, Luna and Low, theirs is an understated but seductive debut… Engrossing.” - MOJO
“For their song titles alone, this San Francisco duo deserve praise. Equally deserving is their music, which makes rewarding visits to territories previously inhabited by Sparklehorse and Death Cab for Cutie…Very fine indeed.”
- THE SUNDAY TIMES (3 stars out of 3)
- Where Are You Now?
- The 8th Ring of Hell
- A History of Sport Fishing
- The CruXXX
- Ballad of Douglas Chin
- I Do So Have a Sense of Humor
- The Perfect Map
- He Hate Me
- The Horizon Is a Single Point