Isobella were a shoegaze group that formed in Tampa, FL in the late 90’s; the band’s frosty ballads, imbued with a stately sense of grandeur, do not reflect their subtropical origins. One such ballad, “Olive” is the opener to Isobella’s 2001 release, A 24 Syllable Haiku. Haikus usually have 17 syllables total (5, 7, 5), so a 24-syllable haiku must have an extra 7 tacked on at the end. Here is one about this track:
Laura Poinsette’s voice
Rests atop sparkling guitar
Dream pop and shoegaze
It’s Cocteau Twins meets Slowdive
Not a good haiku by any means, but “Olive” is a good song, so check it out.