Unveils “I Woke Up In Chicago” w/ Elmore,
Foreign Bed EP Out 4/8 on Randm Records
“..flirting with a lo-fi orientation reminiscent of Beck’s early work – an articulately angst-ridden sound hidden beneath some aspirations to be a real song and dance man..” – Elmore
Photo Credit: Caitlin McCann
With uninhibited folk tones tinged by another time, Former Belle returns to bring fresh takes on the folk tradition inspired by artists both old and new. Led by singer-songwriter and CRUISR guitarist Bruno Catrambone, and calling to mind the melancholy of Elliott Smith and Bright Eyes, the outfit will release their latest 6-track EP Foreign Bed on April 8th. Their first release on Randm Records, the EP offers the group the opportunity to continue to share their profound alt-acoustic sensibilities with the world.
Akin to the changing season, Foreign Bed ebbs and flows from moments of acoustic stillness to triumphant synth lines. Inspired by personal life changes as well as the desire to figure out what it all means, Catrambone composed the EP in segments in his time off from CRUISR shows. “I Was Waiting For You” brings Catrambone’s guitar prowess to light as he captures the listener with his acoustic guitar and raw vocals. Meanwhile, the simple piano cadence and classic folk strum of “Honey Bee” follows questions asked in vain.
The gentle shuffle of “I Woke Up In Chicago” juxtaposes the track’s darker, lethargic story. The track premiered with Elmore is available HERE to post and share.
Since its start in the winter of 2010, Former Belle has taken on many different outfits, all led by front man, Bruno Catrambone. The project self-released a full band EP entitled Sounds From The Ground. Former Belle backed their first release with multiple regional tours as well as a five-week European tour. This began to shape the project into its new-found home of both full band and solo performances. After a year-long break while Catrambone pursued his other project, CRUISR, Bruno’s downtime between tours, as well as writing on the road, led him to collect new songs combined with revisiting older material to bring his latest EP Foreign Bed to life.
Former Belle will take to the road this month- see dates below and be on the lookout for more!
3/16: New York, NY @ Pianos
4/2: Doylestown, PA @ MOMS
4/17: Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
4/25: Rock Island, IL @ Rozz Tox
4/29: Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry w/ The Lawsuits (EP Release show)
4/30: Gardners, PA @ Rocky Knob Folky Fest