Shadow Dancing

Tallahassee, Fla., ambient-Goth outfit the Crüxshadows are as big as Britney overseas, and fairly popular in Austin, too -- all three stores "TCB" visited Tuesday afternoon were sold out of their records. Their music inspires such devotion, in fact, that at, you can answer questions like "How do you feel about other people?" and "What makes you angry or upset?" to find out which CXS album -- save the new Ethernaut, due Oct. 24 -- best suits your personality type.

... NIGHT CRAWLS IN (1993): "You're old-school Goth, a little raw perhaps, but still great fun."

TELEMETRY OF A FALLEN ANGEL (1997): "Like the Angel IV, you drift alone through this life but are privy to great secrets."

THE MYSTERY OF THE WHISPER (1999): "You are quiet and artistic, balancing your deep inner serenity with the stresses of reality."

ECHOES AND ARTIFACTS/INTERCONTINENTAL DRIFT (2000): "You are a mix of the popular and the obscure. Everyone wants to know you, just so they can tell their friends that they do."

WISHFIRE (2002): "Everyone loves you, and your popularity knows no bounds, but do they realize your true depths?"

Crüxshadows play Elysium with Tungsten Coil tonight (Thursday).

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