Posted in music | tour dates on August 15, 2013


Jawbox-related post rock band BELLS≥ (whose lineup includes former Jawbox drummer Zach Barocas and Gordon Withers, who is known for cello Jawbox covers and is also in Office of Future Plans with J. Robbins) returned this year with a self-released (but distributed by Dischord) new album, Solutions, Silence, or Affirmations. Former Jawbox frontman J. Robbins, who has been a pretty prolific producer lately (Lemuria, Coliseum) recorded the album, and he also contributed bass to it. You can stream the record in full below.

BELLS≥ will be playing a couple shows this September and one of those happens in NYC on September 6 at Cake Shop. That show also includes J. Robbins playing a solo set, so it doesn't seem impossible that he and BELLS will be doing some on-stage collaboration. Rounding out the bill is Jumpers and Thurn & Taxis. BELLS≥'s only other announced date at the moment happens in DC a day later.

Stream the new album below...


BELLS - Solutions, Silence, or Affirmations

BELLS -- 2013 Tour Dates
9/6 Cake Shop New York, NY w/ J. Robbins, Jumpers, Thurn & Taxis
9/7 Paperhaus Washington, DC




Comments (15)

finally something important

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2013 2:08 PM

Dear Bands,

Please stop putting symbols which are impossible to type in your band name. It is utterly pretentious.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2013 2:36 PM

BELLS≥ that was tough

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2013 3:02 PM

3:02 - how did you make that symbol?

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2013 4:38 PM

First comment was also my first thought.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2013 8:24 PM

It seems like once a year BV posts something about this band trying to get them going.


Pretentious instrumental rock sucks dick.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2013 10:22 AM


Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2013 10:32 AM


Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2013 11:41 AM

Dummies. This band isn't trying to "get going." They just like making music.

Who starts an instrumental band with e idea of fame in mind?

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2013 4:51 PM


Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2013 10:19 PM

4:51=obligatory member of bells or one of their friends defending them. This is like clockwork. See you all here next year! Still only care about jawbox!

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2013 12:35 AM

How do you pronounce their name?

Posted by Carter | February 9, 2014 10:40 AM

J. Robbins wins at life. What a great musician.

Posted by Johnson | February 14, 2014 6:36 AM

Needs to get their shit together maybe ill start watching again so i can discover new bands like this.

Posted by Maximiliano | May 12, 2014 4:46 AM

Well, for one, I work a lot and usually even when I get home from my day job, still have work to do when I get home for both the day job and my own side business. Also, I have to get up early and if I were doing Hangouts I doubt that would happen. lol

Posted by Jaylee | May 30, 2014 12:15 PM

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