Recently the Music Directors added Wild Belle’s album Isles to the featured artist lineup. If you haven’t given it a listen yet, you should. The sibling duo of Elliot and Natalie Bergman has mixed up the standard Indie Rock formula with reggae, soul, and slight Jazz influences and in doing so they have created a tantalizingly brighter sound that stands out from the ranks of the Indie Rock genre. If you’re a big fan of the Indie sound, Isles should provide you with something a little new and exciting to sink your teeth into. If you’re not a huge fan, the album is still worth checking out. Its clever genre blending may surprise you and win you over. If you find yourself really taken by the band and want to see them in concert you’re in luck. While most of their tour dates are out in California they do have one stop in Pittsburgh on May 31st
As for me, I highly recommend the album, with It’s Too Late, Twisted, and When It’s Over being particular standouts. Its mix of reggae back beats, soulful female lead, and rock percussion is exquisitely fitting for these first warm days of spring. We don’t get a lot of perfect days like we will this week at Dickinson. Do yourself a favor, bring some speakers out on Morgan Field, lay out a blanket and set this blasting. I can’t think of a better soundtrack.
Link to their website: http://www.wildbelle.com/us/
Image belongs to them, from their website.