EIGHT BELLS presents “Touch Me,” the third new song to be revealed off sophomore album Landless, now streaming exclusively via CVLT Nation magazine and below. The band embarks on a US tour tonight, including three weeks supporting the legendary VOIVOD. See the details below.
Photo by Veleda Thorsson.
From Portland, Oregon, Eight Bells consists of guitarist/vocalist Melynda Jackson, formerly of SubArachnoid Space, bassist/vocalist Haley Westeiner, and drummer Rae Amitay, also of Immortal Bird.
The trio summons an otherwordly sound – ethereal vocals, soaring guitars, and ghostly ambience evoke ’70s prog-rock grandeur and Victorian mystery; blastbeats and screams bring the music into a modern, blackened realm. A recent review on MetalSucks compared the band to Pink Floyd and Ulver. CVLT Nation calls Landless an early contender for “one of the best releases of 2016.”
Sophomore album Landless was recorded and mixed by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Leviathan) and mastered by Justin Weis (Pallbearer, Agalloch). Pre-order Landless from Battleground Records, ahead of its February 12th release date, here.
Photo by Amie LeeKing
“Amazed at how much it moved me… Landless is going to be one of the best releases of 2016.”
“Landless is a tour-de-force… out-there progression, ethereal atmosphere, and unexpected harmonies.”
“Jackson’s chiming and piercing guitar tone evokes The Edge’s celebratory playing style. She and Westeiner employ two-part harmonies, the sort often used in medieval choir music… Their jagged, sometimes Slint-like approach to songwriting, and their assonant sining make their songs obscure… I find myself obsessed with the surface of Eight Bells’ music, curious what lies beneath.”
Jan 28 – Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
Jan 29 – Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge
Jan 30 – Glendale, CA @ Complex w/ Bosse-de-Nage, Wreck and Reference
Jan 31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap
Feb 4 – Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s
Feb 5 – Hamden, CT @ Outer Space Ballroom w/ Vektor
Voivod, Vektor, Eight Bells:
Feb 6 – Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
Feb 7 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Feb 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Feb 9 – Morgantown, WV @ Mainstage
Feb 10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Feb 11 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
Feb 12 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Feb 13 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Feb 14 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Feb 16 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
Feb 18 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
Feb 19 – Sanford, FL @ West End Trading Co.
Feb 20 – Ybor City, FL @ The Orpheum
Feb 21 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Feb 22 – Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
Feb 23 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival
Feb 24 – Chicago, IL @ The Abbey Pub
Feb 25 – Cudahy, WI @ The Metal Grill
Feb 26 – St Paul, MN @ The Amsterdam
Feb 27 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
Feb 28 – St Louis, MO @ Firebird