Belle Mare Continue to Mesmerize With “Cicada”

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Since 2013’s The Boat Of The Fragile Mind EP (which I still regret not picking up a limited cassette of), Brooklyn’s Amelia Bushell and Thomas Servidone, the duo known as Belle Mare, has been a band we’ve kept a careful eye on. Following a Shivers cover from the same year, we’re thrilled to finally have new material from the band to play on repeat.

“Cicada” is a 5-minute epic of dreamy pop a la Beach House which builds into a shoegaze storm of noisy guitars, crashing drums and haunting vocals before fading out and demanding that you hit play again for another experience. Expanding on their previous sound and now working as a full band with the help of Tara Rook on keyboards, Rob Walbourne on drums (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), and Gary Atturio on bass (Savoir Adore), “Cicada” is our first taste of the band’s debut full-length which is set to release some time later this year. The record was recorded at the legendary Electric Lady Studios with Tom Elmhirst and producer Ben Baptie, a team that’s worked with U2, Beck, Arcade Fire and several other award-winning artists.

Stream “Cicada” below (via Brooklyn Vegan) and check out the band’s upcoming hometown dates as well.

Tour Dates:
02/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
03/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery
04/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Manhattan Inn

*Feature photo courtesy of Shervin Lainez

Brian Leak

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