received 02.06


Dark Acoustic Treasure

San Diego, CA artist Frances Charlotte croons distinctly with her strong, slightly quirky and patently melancholic voice on her debut album, Emerald. Her raw and honest lyrics are perfectly matched against ethereal swirling guitars, violin, synth and bass.

Frances has been compared to PJ Harvey, Mazzy Star & Cat Power, but uniqueness is central to her music. While influenced by everyone from Morissey to Velvet Underground, Frances’ music exists in a different vein: “Truth, in a dark acoustical world”.

Kristian Bleed recorded and produced Emerald at Mission Studios in San Diego, and Dave Roberts, Daniel Ruppar, Tom Petros, Ingrid Alongi and David Francis all helped in the final creation of the release of Emerald.

We heard rumors of exciting news coming up for Frances Charlotte – whose real name is Charlotte Austin. We will keep checking her blogs for updates.

By Mary Ann Naylor + Church of Girl
13 August 2006