The Belle Brigade to Tour This Spring
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 12:08:46
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Fresh off their well-attended, month-long residency at Club Spaceland in Silverlake, Los Angeles-based band The Belle Brigade, fronted by siblings Barbara and Ethan Gruska, will hit the road for a series of spring U.S. tour dates in support of their upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be released by Reprise Records on April 19th, 2011. The band's single "Losers" will be available from all digital retailers beginning today.
The duo, backed by their talented band, will open four shows for Grace Potter & the Nocturnals in February and March, followed by a series of dates opening for G. Love & Special Sauce in April. G . Love is from Philly, so of course I dig him.
Inspired by Barbara and Ethan's love for Fleetwood Mac, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles and Stevie Wonder, The Belle Brigade's debut album is chock-full of artfully arranged, freewheeling songs brimming with breezy, California melodies and bracing pop harmonies, fueled by the driving rhythms Barbara plays on drums. A longtime fixture on the Los Angeles music scene, Barbara is a sought-after live drummer who toured with Inara George and Jenny Lewis, among others, before she picked up a guitar and formed the band with her singer-songwriter younger brother Ethan two years ago. Raised in a musical family --their father is songwriter/composer Jay Gruska and their maternal grandfather is renowned film composer John Williams-- Barbara and Ethan have a strong familial chemistry, which, along with their obvious songwriting gifts, has resulted in one of the most thrilling debut albums of the year, which you can hear in April.
Check out video clips for the "Losers" 7"-single! See the "Losers (A-Side)" here and see "My Old Home (B-Side)" here.
The Belle Brigade's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
02/04 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre*
03/09 New York, NY Irving Plaza*
03/10 New York, NY Irving Plaza*
03/11 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts*
04/07 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theater**
04/08 San Diego, CA House of Blues**
04/09 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues**
04/10 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore**
04/14 Sacramento, CA Harlow's**
04/15 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst**
04/21 Bend, OR Domino Room**
04/22 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory**
04/23 Boise, ID Knitting Factory**
04/26 Fargo, ND The Venue**
04/27 Duluth, MN Clyde Iron Works**
04/28 Madison, WI The Majestic**
04/29 St. Louis, MO The Pageant**
04/30 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue**
*denotes show with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
**denotes show with G. Love and Special Sauce
Did you check out the Belle Brigade links we posted?