New Music Fridays: Belle Histoire
By Jay Moon
Well, here we are, kids. That’s Funky Awesome officially has its first week of existence under its belt-and you’ll be glad to hear it was achieved with minimal casualties. The support you have all shown has been phenomenal, so let me say thanks for taking the time out of your day to visit. And if That’s Funky Awesome somehow managed to take on the role of a welcomed distraction while you were in the workplace, even better. I need you, and you, although perhaps not to as great an extent, need me. We’re like a dealer and his best customer, except instead of drugs you walk away from the transaction with a little extra spring in your step and a tune stuck in your head. Of course, I’m assuming this is how drug addicts feel after they score. Before the depression and anxiety creep back in again, that is.
I wanted to kick off New Music Fridays with a very recent find. How recent? This time yesterday, I had never heard of this band before. Now I’m having a hard time NOT listening to them. The band is called Belle Histoire, and they hail from Kentucky (a state famous for its bands with french-influenced names. Or not). One song in particular, Nightmares, has become like a sonic mosquito incessantly buzzing around my noggin, and I’m making no effort to swat it away.
Here’s what I can tell you about Belle Histoire: they have an E.P. on iTunes, Spirit, that contains the previously mentioned track, Nightmares. There are five people in the band. There is a girl singing. Two of the band members are rockin’ some great facial hair. And no, one of them is not the singer (cheeky monkeys!). They also remind me a little of Black Dub, who Bill Paul profiled here. And that is a very, very good thing.
Nightmares, by Belle Histoire.