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The Belle Sounds "The Sea Within" Album Release Party

Saturday, July 21, 2018, 8:00 PM


w/ Special Guests The Sanco Loop & The Brandon Aguilar Band California natives turned Austin mainstays The Belle Sounds have made a name for themselves as seductive folk pop aficionados, creating lush soundscapes intertwined with effervescent harmonies and beautiful lyricism. Their sound at different times will evoke Fleetwood Mac, Neko Case, Aimee Mann, The Shins or Jenny Lewis, and yet they stand out in their own unique sonic space with their effortless melodies, floating guitars and reflective storytelling. Fronted by husband/wife team Noëlle Hampton & André Moran, this five piece indie-folk-rock band gets inside the heads & hearts of listeners with their energetic live shows and organic, honest recordings. "The Sea Within", their newest studio album to be released on July 20, 2018 dives deep into human behavior, anxiety, America's addictions, love, seduction, espionage and searching for peace in the world today. Produced, recorded and mixed by David Boyle (Patty Griffin/Okkervil River/Fiona Apple/Robert Plant/Suzanna Choffel) at Church House Studio in Austin, TX, their sound is elevated even higher through these recordings. They will celebrate this release at One-2-One Bar on July 21st with a great night of music planned, including The Sanco Loop and the Brandon Aguilar Band. The Belle Sounds’ journey started in San Francisco where Noëlle and André were each pursuing their own music careers, playing in bands, writing and recording. They immediately fell in love and soon after they began playing together things started to really take off. They opened for a variety of notable artists such as Bob Dylan, Wilco, Chris Isaak, Sarah McLachlan, John Hiatt, Richard Thompson, Train, Jewel, Richard Thompson, Pat Benatar, Graham Parker, among others. They saw their songs placed in film and TV, released three albums under Noëlle’s name and she appeared in the first iTunes commercial alongside such celebrated songwriters as Iggy Pop, Aimee Mann, Jeff Tweedy and Michael Penn. The duo had made a name for themselves in California and beyond, but craved a change in their day-to-day lifestyle. In the early 2000s they visited Austin while on tour with their band and they became enamored with the city and decided to relocate there permanently. They recorded one more album, “Thin Line”, under Noëlle’s name with producer Mark Hallman (Ani Difranco, Carole King, Eliza Gilkyson) and then her writing began to veer back to it’s lush, indie/folk-rock beginnings, away from Americana. The couple traveled to Nashville to record the eponymous “The Belle Sounds” in a week-long whirlwind session, full of creativity and sonic discovery. The Belle Sounds developed out of that experience. Their EP, “Black Stone,” was later released in 2014. In 2016, The Belle Sounds were named one of Austin’s “Best New Bands” by the Austin Chronicle Music Poll and The City of Austin even proclaimed April 13, 2017 to officially be “The Belle Sounds Day.” They have performed at ACL Moody Theater, 3Ten ACL Live, One-2-One Bar, The Saxon Pub, Cheer Up Charlie’s and more. Their highly anticipated album, “The Sea Within”, will without a doubt make waves in the Austin music scene and beyond. https://www.thebellesounds.com
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1509 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704

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