Belle Game Share 'Bring Me' w/ BlackBook + LP Out 9/8
In anticipation of their sophomore album Fear/Nothing slated for release September 8th on Arts & Crafts, Vancouver's Belle Game share new single "Bring Me" with BlackBook today. Highlighted by haunting atmospherics, the track builds to a powerful chorus and further enforces the band's unique ability to weave ethereal soundscapes into blown-out, crush-pop confections. About the track, frontwoman Andrea Lo comments:
"'Bring Me' is about ending passive behaviour. It's a display of tenacity, resilience, and self-assurance over learned patterns of compliance, conformity and service to others. 'See what I can do' stands out as an important line to me as it taunts my past with a sense of mastery over what was once timing."
Fear/Nothing is a ten-track collection produced by Dave Hamelin (The Stills) and executive producer Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene). A record of lush compositions, Belle Game combines the sweeping ethereal pop of the Cocteau Twins with the energetic vocal-driven melodies of genre-defying artists like Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Jessy Lanza. Belle Game previously shared singles "Spirit" (via W Magazine) and "Low."
Upon the release of their debut album Ritual Tradition Habit, the band earned critical praise from the likes of Rolling Stone and Pitchfork, while their emotional live performances prompted Paste Magazine to name them one of the "10 Great New Bands of CMJ."
From hushed anthems to distorted instrumentals, Fear/Nothing sees the band teetering between two worlds. Whatever the mood, it's always a celebration of the hard times and a refusal of fear. Belle Game will hit the road for a full North American tour as lead support for Broken Social Scene. See below for a full date listing + tickets are available here.
* = w/ Broken Social Scene
9/8: Hamilton, ON @ Supercrawl Festival
9/15: Toronto, ON @ Baby G (tickets)
9/16: Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre * (tickets)
9/19: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club * (tickets)
9/20: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club* (tickets)
9/21: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel * (tickets)
9/22: Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle * (tickets)
9/29: Chicago, IL @The Aragon * (tickets)
9/30: Detroit, MI @ The Filmore * (tickets)
10/20: Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore * (tickets)
10/21: Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore * (tickets)
10/22: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre * (tickets)
10/23: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre * (tickets)
10/24: Portland, OR @Crystal Ballroom * (tickets)
10/26: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre * (tickets)
10/28: Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern * (tickets)
11/29: Luxembourg, BEL @ De Gudde Wellen
12/1: London, UK @ Sebright Arms
12/2: Paris, FR @ Pop Up Du Label
12/4: Amsterdam, NE @ Sugar Factory