The new album by the genre-crossing mavericks, Aka Belle. This is the perfect antidote for troubled times. Here are 10 salvos in response, slices of emotion to counteract the grim tenor of life in an uncaring world. We give you "Sagebrush Athenians..."
Keep On Fighting the War On Love!
Currently only available on CD - to buy, click here or on the image! Bonus download of "Remembering the Sound" featuring Ken Stringfellow and Jon Aur of The Posies with purchase - this exclusive version is not on the actual album release.
2. Remembering The Sound (album version)
3. Looming At The Loom
4. Los Angeles, You Really Let Me Down
5. Wonders Of The World
6. Last One Tonight
7. War On Love
8. I Hope Your Nights Are Haunted
9. Opportunity Knocks
10. How Small We Are All In The Night
"Wonders of the World," our epic call for justice, equality and rights for all the inhabitants of planet Earth, will be available for download for six days only! From 11/01/18 until 11/06/18, your purchase of "Wonders of the World" will benefit Rock the Vote, a non profit, non-partisan organization whose aim is to engage and educate young people, and encourage them to vote.
"Wonders of the World" will be not be released as a single again - it will be included as part of our full length album, "Sagebrush Athenians" due for release in early 2019, so if you want it now, now is the time. Just like voting.
And please share it with everyone you love.
Fear Or Love - a choice. Fear creates hate, and divides. Love provides the courage to find common ground. JOIN A COLLECTIVE EVOLUTION AND CHOOSE LOVE! Activate your voices! Come together, sing songs, create harmony! KEEP ON FIGHTING THE WAR ON LOVE!
This postcard was designed by Boise artist Grant Olsen - it really can travel through the postal service straight to your door! Download code for "War On Love" is on the back - with instructions on how to redeem. Price includes postage.
Hand screened & printed by Boise artist Ameerah Bader; purchase includes download code for "Remembering the Sound." We can ship it to you or you can buy it at one of our shows. Limited quantities.
We are proud to partner with Wild Love Preserve, an Idaho based 501(C)3 whose mission is to rescue, protect, and preserve native wild horses in their native habitat. Proceeds from the sales of "Mustangs" will be donated to WLP in an effort to make a difference! www.wildlovepreserve.org
In a liner note to a.k.a. Belle's second album, The Devil Loves You (2014), dated March 2, 2013, vocalist Catherine Merrick joked that the band was "thinking about becoming a stripper band."
The album is sultry, and tracks like "Here Come the Death Traps" effortlessly jump between downtempo lounge and early rock and roll. Deep, dyspeptic brass sections cut to crisp guitar licks and upright bass. But the album's dark themes—"Cottonwood Canyon" is a song about a Foothills serial killer—give it variety and nuance. -- Harrison Berry, Boise Weekly
"Disappearing Night" is a great album for those that dig an indie folk-rock type feel. With excellent female vocals and lyrical stylings, I’ve been listening the heck out of this album since buying it at the tail end of last year. The band has a good time with their music and doesn’t take themselves too seriously. We submit “(i’m) give mice elf to you” as evidence. -- Tim Johnstone, 94.9 The River