Album Review: Switchblade Symphony's Bread and Jam for Frances

When Switchblade Symphony's debut album, Serpentine Gallery, was released in

1995, it caught the Gothic

world completely off guard. Most folks thought the gloom and doom genre had gone

the way of Andrew Eldritch's integrity

(once Sisters of Mercy appeared on MTV, it was over). And then something

happened: Two ladies from San Francisco

recorded an album of dark airs and fairy tales gone gory. Suddenly the dead were

on their feet again.