SXSW Music is a mere week away, so today we're bringing you the belles of the ball. You guessed it, that means four artists and bands with the word "belle" in their name.
Andrew Belle is a singer-songwriter in tow of a voice that's oh-so-velvety-smooth. Belle's latest record Black Bear blended his usual folk elements with a massive arena-rock sound. You may also recognize his song, "Static Waves," a collaboration with Katie Herzig.
RIYL: Bon Iver, Katie Herzig
Vancouver-based band The Belle Game casts spells with their darkly tinged pop rock. The indie quintet's secret weapon is singer Andrew Lo, whose powerful voice makes for a sound uniquely their own. Their debut record Ritual Tradition Habit was released last year.
RIYL: Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene
Alabama's own Belle Adair shrouds masterful folk music in a gentle haze that has moments of Beatles-esque melodic perfection. The band's dreamy debut The Brave and The Blue was written after frontman Matt Green's apartment was lost to a fire.
RIYL: Band of Horses, Wilco
The Belle Brigade is the brother-sister duo of Ethan and Barbara Gruska. Their bright rock uses pop and country elements to recall that classic '70s SoCal sound. The Gruskas are the grandchildren of composer John Williams and the children of songwriter Jay Gruska.
RIYL: Fleetwood Mac, Haim
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