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Belly's First Album in 23 Years DOVE Now Streaming via NPR Music First Listen, Out May 4

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Belly's First Album in 23 Years DOVE Now Streaming via NPR Music First Listen, Out May 4

On May 4, Belly return with DOVE, their first full length album release in 23 years. Today, the album is available to stream via NPR Music First Listen, who said "Dovelooks at the past only as a pathway to the present - at the sum of lives that have never stopped being lived, whether or not Belly was around to chronicle them."

DOVE is now available for pre-order and includes instant downloads of "Shiny One" and "Stars Align."

The album was produced and recorded by band member Tom Gorman alongside longtime friend of the group Paul Q. Kolderie (Hole, Throwing Muses, Radiohead).

The song was embraced by Billboard, Consequence of Sound, Rolling Stone, Stereogum and NPR Music who called it "a shimmering, propulsive reflection on the universal struggle between good and evil."

Belly, who formed in 1991, is Tanya Donelly (guitar, vocals), Tom Gorman(guitar), Chris Gorman (drums), and Gail Greenwood (bass). The band released their gold-certified critically-acclaimed debut album Star in 1993, which spawned the alternative radio and MTV staple "Feed The Tree" and led to Grammy nominations for Best Alternative Music Album and Best New Artist.

Belly will launch their first major tour since 1995 later this year and will play Boston Calling on May 26. Find a full list of tour dates below. "We're all looking forward to presenting these songs in a live setting, and having the opportunity to play together again," says Chris Gorman. "We should be in for a really exciting year."

Tour Dates:

5/3: Baltimore, MD - WTMD's First Thursday Festival

5/26: Cambridge, MA - Boston Calling

6/9: Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms

6/10: Bristol, UK - SWX

6/11: Cardiff, UK - Glee Club

6/12: Manchester, UK - The Ritz

6/13: Leeds, UK - Beckett

6/14: Whitley Bay, UK - Playhouse

6/16: Glasgow, UK - O2ABC

6/17: Sheffield, UK - Leadmill

6/18: Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms

6/19: Brighton, UK - Concorde 2

6/20: London, UK - Shepherd's Bush Empire

8/8: Los Angeles, CA - Teragram

8/9: Los Angeles, CA - Teragram

8/10: San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall

8/11: Portland, OR - Revolution Hall

8/12: Seattle, WA - Neptune

8/22: Portland, ME - Port City

8/25: Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

8/26: Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

9/28: Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

9/29: Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

10/4: Madison, WI - Majestic Theater

10/5: Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe

10/6: Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre

Photo Credit: Gorman Studio


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