bells-atlas

Oakland’s Bells Atlas, whom I’ve had the pleasure of catching in a private living room show thanks to Sofar Sounds, covered one of my favorite bands (who dropped one of my top albums of 2014). Their rendition of Future Islands’ Little Dreamer is a sparkling, enchanting treat, carrying their African influenced sound and some neo-soul dreaminess. Bells Atlas is currently in the middle of a residency at Oakland’s Era Art Bar, and they’ll be supporting San Francisco’s Geographer in late February as part of this year’s Noise Pop Festival.

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“Incessant Noise” w zamyśle osadzony w afrobeat. Utwór czerpie z długiej tradycji afrobeatu łącząc to z pewnego rodzaju ukojeniem przy rozpaczliwym tekście i “szuranej” perkusji. Głos wokalistki to istna kołysanka dla naszych uszu, próbujący przeciwstawić się naszym lękom, niepokojom. 

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Lyrics:
“her history is telling
can’t refrain it from talking
let it spoil in the spotlight
let us take it from view

please never bring me back
when my body dies
don’t let me be lonely

and when every single thing I do
stops making sense

take this photograph
when the angles right
say I love you
let me repeat this day
let me do it my way
and don’t say that I’ve suffered this life no

Li Li Li


ooh she got this scar
from a leap of faith
she decided to
learn from this mistake
making ties to observe
the effects of breaking them down

ooh she’s got a gaze
crafted to engage
those who knew it well
left quietly
she accepted your
adoration though
she would justify boundaries in her heart

loving you down
loving you down

my heartache in telling
can’t refrain it from wanting
let it hide from the spotlight
let us push it from truth

please never take me to
where my body lies
don’t let me be lonely

before every single thing I do
stops making sense

take this photograph
when the angles right
say I knew you
let me repeat this day
let me do it my way
and don’t say that I’ve suffered this life no

Li Li Li

ooh she’s got a gaze
crafted to engage
those who knew it well
left quietly
she accepted your
adoration though
she would justify boundaries in her heart

loving you down
loving you down”

Credits :
Derek Barber- Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Geneva Harrison- Drums, Vibraphone, Vocals, Shaker, Extra Percussion,
Sandra Lawson- Vocals, Percussion
Doug Stuart- Bass, Vocals

Written by Sandra Lawson and Bells Atlas

Produced and Mixed by Bells Atlas and Eli Crews at New, Improved Recording

Recorded by Eli Crews at New, Improved Recording, Oakland, CA

Mastered by JJ at Golden Mastering in Ventura, CA

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Bells Atlas-Loving You Down

Regardless of your craft, soul and passion are two necessary things that speak volumes even during the loudest or most delicate of moments, and when it comes to Oakland’s Bells Atlas, there’s no shortage of either. The band will be dropping their debut EP on March 11th and if you’ve yet to get familiar with the smooth and inviting sounds of this four piece then allow “Loving You Down” be a proper introduction. Read what guitarist/ vocalist Derek Barber had to say about the track below and be sure to head over to soundcloud to hear another single from the EP titled “Video Star”.

“Loving You Down” refers to the weight of attachment that is involved in a relationship. It’s about a woman near the end of her life, revisiting some painful memories and deciding to re-craft the telling of her life story.“.

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