Lupine Bell Background Info
Born out of frustration and unbridled fascination, LUPINE BELL formed in the summer of 2011 with 3 members of various other projects of years gone by. They now exist to play pop music loud and sad. All three shared a commitment and belief in common, often frustratingly not easily found amongst smaller town musicians. The band incorporate influenc es such as The Smiths, Teenage Fanclub and Saves The Day, and their unique style injects an exciting buzz to the genre. (via ReverbNation)
Very cool stuff here for you to listen to. Lupine Bell makes some incredibly catchy music. And after just a few seconds of listening to their song, G.G., I was hooked. Matt Thomas’ vocals are spectacular. In just that one song he went from being a little Poppy and nice, to being nearly Punk-ish and angry. I love that angry sound. He gets a little gravely and edgy and it’s just great. Then he even gets a little screamy. None of the preceding are technical terms, obviously, but it is a dead on accurate description of how he sings in the song.
The music is catchy. It’s like something you can get up and dance to while at the same time something you can mosh to. Believe it or not, there’s not a lot of songs out there that can do such a thing. Lupine Bell’s songs are pretty upbeat and have a fairly quick tempo to them – even their song Doldrums, which one might not expect to be quite so upbeat or high-tempo. Another part to their music that really jumped out was the harmony. If you are a regular here, you probably know by now that I love harmony. As big a deal as harmony is for bands like Burning Shapes, it’s equally as big a deal for Lupine Bell. And they create spectacular harmonies. The band’s voices simply become another instrument which the band masterfully uses.
Lupine Bell’s music is even a little spooky at times. Not in sound, but in the way they are apparently reading my mind. The first time I listened to them, their songs did exactly what I was thinking they would do. That might not sound like a good thing, but it is – and here’s why. That means that their songs are technically, structurally sound. There’s nothing worse than listening to a song and thinking, “whoa – what the hell? Where did that come from?” Now that’s not to say this band is predictable by any stretch of the imagination, but if you’re experienced in music, you’ll understand where I’m coming from.
It’s kind of like those ‘choose your own adventure’ books; you’re not exactly sure what’s going to happen next, but you have a general idea how it should go. And that’s what Lupine Bell’s music was for me – that’s how I knew I liked them. Somehow it felt like I had heard them before and had already gotten hooked on them. They were familiar yet distinctly unique, original, and oh-so brilliant. Give them a listen!