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.
“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.
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.“.