October 11, 2010

Bellflur//Grey Sparkle Finnish Pig

Back for the Attack:Monday Mail
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I took the red eye in this morning from LA. I really think the red eye is drugs. There's nothing quite like wandering around JFK at 5:30 AM, riding the A train pre-commuters and then watching the sun rise from Nostrand Ave.

The west coast was fantastic. It's so bright and shiny out there. I went to the beach, swam a lot and of course spent lots of QT with A. I also saw The Social Network. Did anyone else? Thoughts?

It's a little darker and cooler here in NYC so I decided to go with that for the song today. Bellflur brings it with great keyboard sounds and harsh electronic blips. This song is from a recent EP, Asleep Asleep (what I am pretty much going to be all day today), and features guests from a previously featured Monday Mail band, Deleted Scenes.

Josh from Fanatic says:

Bellflur, a long-time presence in Washington, DC scene, has been acclaimed for years for its fierce stage performance and knack for making odd musical tendencies seem comprehensible to listeners of all genres. The band’s album “asleep.asleep.” is a profound step forward for the band, demonstrating more controlled grandness and accessibility without being “accessible.”

“asleep.asleep.” was produced and recorded by Bellflur over the course of two and a half years and introduces a more vocal and dynamically challenging side of the band, with far more substantive instrumentation and orchestration than heard previously. Bellflur enlisted several contributors from fellow DC acts to help realize this vision including members of Deleted Scenes, Exit Clov, Pree, Le Loup, and Meredith Bragg. Already, songs from the record have garnered comparisons to acts such as TV on the Radio, Sigur Ros, and Battles – comparisons the band finds fitting.

Additionally, Bellflur has been likened to everything from Radiohead to a Salvador Dali painting, but whatever the comparison, the band has progressed by sculpting something unique and unapologetic. With a growing chatter about the Bellflur’s symphonic live shows and the press accolades already coming in for its new album, Bellflur has managed to push past its self-proclaimed shyness and closer to national recognition.

A final note: I am generally not too into bands wearing pretentious animal masks for shows, so let's just pretend that this band doesn't do that.

Grey Sparkle Finnish Pig.mp3

There is no future,
Just this modern world.


Amychka said...

G I like this song.

Amychka said...

G, I like this song.
We almost saw fb movie but saw Kind of a Funny Story instead. Liked it alright.

g said...

Amy, I like you.