by Bill Pearis
London native Amelia Bushell and Thomas Servidone met at a Brooklyn open mic, the two bonded and soon Belle Mare was formed. The duo's debut, The Boat of the Fragile Mind, was released in December 2012 and is a pay-what-you-like download on their Bandcamp. The band's spare, delicate sound hinges on Bushell's hushed, fragile (yet soulful) vocals and the production adds a lovely air of mystery. You can stream it below.
Belle Mare have a few NYC shows coming up, including next Thursday (2/28) at Bar Matchless with Josh Quat, Indian and The Monte de Rosas Band. $6 at the door and more info here. They'll also play March 1 at Pianos with Ski Lodge, Night Panther, Day Joy and Gracie (tix) and then March 28 at Silent Barn with Archipelago and Ora Cogan (info).
EP stream below...
Belle Mare -- 2013 Tour Dates
Feb 28 - Bar Matchless - Brooklyn, NY
Mar 01 - Pianos - New York, NY
Mar 28 - Silent Barn - Brooklyn, NY