Join us in giving a warm welcome to Bells Atlas, our newest addition to the TLE family! Soulful noise pop, inspired, propellent psych pop… Trying to nail down the sound of Bells Atlas is a bit like narrating the inner workings of a kaleidoscope – where it's more about tripping out than nailing it down.
A surreal blend of R&B, Psychedelia, Jazz, and Pop, rooted in the cultural bellwether of Oakland, CA, Bells Atlas has supported a number of international artists and shared the stage with acts such as Hiatus Kaiyote, Badbadnotgood, Bilal, Meshell Ndegeocello, W. Kamau Bell, Angélique Kidjo and more. They have also been making a name for themselves nationally as the touring band for NPR’s Snap Judgment since 2016, and recently wrapped up a sold-out tour supporting Bermuda Triangle, side-project of Alabama Shakes lead singer Brittany Howard.
Stream the new single “Downpour” out today. Bells Atlas’ anticipated digital EP, "Salt and Soap" (out 9/21) is available now for pre-order.
Channeling at once the ramshackle lo-fi beats of Tune-Yards and the sighing lullabies of Sade, Bells is like the passing bubbles of an unknown aquatic life-form, music percolates from depths untaken, playing in a deep blue pool of life, death and the fluid in-between.
Bells Atlas is going on tour! Catch them in a city near you:
9/20/18 (EP Release Show) Oakland New Parish (w/ Chanti Darling)
10/4/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite
10/6/18 Joshua Tree, CA @ Joshua Tree Music Festival
10/7/18 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
10/11/18 Portland, OR @ Holocene (w/ Chanti Darling)
10/14/18 Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
10/16/18 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
10/21/18 Denver, CO @ Globe
10/23/18 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s
10/24/18 Chicago, IL @ Hideout Inn
11/18/18 Palm Springs, CA @ Ace Hotel