Hurricane Bells is a Brooklyn based band created/fronted by Longwave vocalist, Steve Schiltz. Been a fan of Longwave for a while, so I was pretty excited to hear about this new project. Their label Vagrant sent me their debut album Tonight is the Ghost that was released Nov the 11th and it's a winner! They have a great mellow indie rock sound that is fresh and lovely, plus Steve's voice is always soothing for the soul.
Seems their track 'Monster' was featured on the new Twilight New Moon Soundtrack released last month so that's sure to give them some huge exposure! I haven't gotten into those movies, but I see press for that everywhere.
Their first single is called 'This Year' and it is accompanied by this great heartfelt video starring none other than toys! Can't remember what those toys are called but I remember having a bunch of them as a kid.
Here is the video/single plus the excellent 'The Winters in New York' which our NY readers know can be pretty rough. Here's some great music to ease the pain and warm your heart. If you like what you hear you can purchase the album on their label Vagrant's website here in full 320.
MP3: This Year - Hurricane Bells
MP3: The Winters in New York - Hurricane Bells