Sunday, January 11, 2015

Bella Novela share hook-hefty video via Noisey, announce winter shows

"Bella Novela say they love both Iron Maiden and Abba 'with equal levels of intensity,' and it sounds like they probably love Heart and maybe Thin Lizzy too. They also sound a bit like a 'less indie' version of that new Ex-Hex album." -- Brooklyn Vegan

L.A. prog-pop-rock trio Bella Novela premiere the first video from their sophomore album Telemetry today via Noisey. The rock solid clip for the album's title track is available to watch and share HERE. (Direct YouTube link HERE. Cleared for sharing.)

Bella Novela also announce a series of Southern California shows coming up this winter, including a special Valentine's Day performance in the band's Long Beach hometown. Please see complete dates below. 

The trio recently shared tracks from their latest album via Brooklyn Vegan and PopMatters. The wildly dynamic tune "Four Walls" is available to hear and share HERE. (Direct Soundcloud link HERE.) And, the title track "Telemetry" is available to hear & share HERE. (Direct Soundcloud link HERE.)

Bella Novela was voted among the 10 best live bands by LA Weekly in 2014, and OC Weekly named them among five most underrated bands in Orange County. The band's latest album Telemetry is once again a concept album, like their previous rock opera The Archeress which chronicled the last woman on earth and her battle for survival in a post-apocalyptic world. The concept of Telemetry is based on a popular 1980's Mexican telenovela entitled "Cuna de Lobos." They've been described in print as "Pat Benatar meets Iron Maiden," "Metallica meets Queen," and "a ballsier Gwen Stefani backed by a guitarist who could be fronting Muse with Meg White on steroids pounding the drums." 

The band released a demo of songs, Battlelines, in 2010 and toured across the United States selling CDs and handmade T-shirts for gas money out of their converted prison transport van, guarded with steel mesh-covered windows. Upon the release of The Archeress in 2013, the title track was featured on L.A.'s longstanding freeform radio station KLOS 95.5's 'Heidi and Frank Show' in their weekly segment "Stay or Go," receiving the highest percentage of listener approval for the entire year. They were later invited to headline the 95.5 KLOS end- of-the-year listener party, SOGFest. 

Telemetry was released November 25th, 2014 on LP, CD and download via Bella Novela Records. 

02/14 Long Beach, CA @ The Prospector 
02/21 Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar
02/27 Long Beach, CA @ Di Piazzas

Artist: Bella Novela
Album:  Telemetry
Label: Bella Novela
Release Date: November 25th, 2014

01. TKO
02. Telemetry (STREAM) (VIDEO)
03. Masquerade
04. Corazon
05. Lenora
06. Four Walls (STREAM)
07. Eye For An Eye
08. Leave It All Behind
09. Catalina

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