Monday, March 24, 2014
TONIGHT: Belle Brigade "Just Because" Premiere Party @ 5 pm!
TONIGHT! We're stoked to premiere Belle Brigade's sophomore album, Just Because, out on ATO Records. We'll have some pizza and drinks for you as well as some signed 7"s to give away! Last month the duo played all month to a huge crowd at the Echo so we're stoked to hear the full album. Come at 5 pm for a pre-dinner snack and start your Monday off right.
Here's what The Echo had to say about the talented duo:
"Founded by siblings Barbara and Ethan Gruska, The Belle Brigade’s music is artfully arranged, with enticing melodies and pop harmonies, fueled by the interplay of driving rhythms between Barbara’s drums and Ethan’s guitars. Both are gifted songwriters – finding inspiration in the works of Peter Gabriel, John Lennon, The Beach Boys, Sly Stone, Harry Nilsson and countless others."
The Belle Brigade’s self-titled debut (co-produced with Matthew Wilder) was hailed as one of the best albums of 2011 by PASTE. Ann Powers, writing for the Los Angeles Times, took note of the “memorable voices and considerable charisma within songs that gleam with hooks and pour over with earnest emotion” while Newsday praised the album’s “sun-kissed ’70s SoCal sound” and SPIN observed, “The brother and sister team from LA, bring beautiful harmonies to their quirky folk rock.”