Today we are proud to share the first two singles from the upcoming record The Rose Gardener by the Brooklyn-based group Bellows, to be released on Topshelf Records on February 22, 2019.
Catch the two music videos premiering today at Stereogum alongside a US tour announcement. As well, don't miss pre-orders for The Rose Gardener, which are now live on our webstore.
Of the two videos, Oliver Kalb (lead force behind Bellows) explains that, "'Denouement' and 'What Can I Tell You About The World?' are the two center-piece songs of the album — I think of them as representing two opposing emotions the album deals with. The first is a bitter, angry song, obsessed with the past and the misdeeds of others. The other is a song about peace, and about trying to live life without passing judgment on everything you see. They’re a duo because neither tells a full story: the world is neither as messed up as it is in 'Denouement' nor as simple and problem-free as 'What Can I Tell You About The World?' but together they form a worldview: feeling out the anger it takes to acknowledge when you’ve hurt, but not allowing it to overwhelm your ability to find happiness where it comes."
- 3/1 - Albany, NY @ Chateau
- 3/2 - Kingston, NY @ BSP
- 3/3 - Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s #
- 3/7 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
- 3/8 - Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA #
- 3/9 - Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong #
- 3/10 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight*
- 3/11 - Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR*
- 3/12 - Little Rock, AR @ White Water Tavern*
- 3/13 - Denton, TX @ J&J’s Pizza*
- 3/14 - Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlie’s*
- 3/16 - Austin, TX @ Topshelf Unofficial SXSW Day Party*
- 3/17 - New Orleans, LA @ The Starlight*
- 3/18 - Atlanta, GA @ 529*
- 3/19 - Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse*
- 3/20 - Baltimore, MD @ Joe Squared*
# = w/ Shannen Moser
* = w/ Another Michael
art by Oliver Kalb