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 www.quizilla.com/users/phantomssiren/quizzes, 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).