ARTS & CRAFTS PRODUCTIONS
NOAH BETHKE (Publicist)
RENEE COTSIS (Publicist)
Known for their unique ability to weave ethereal soundscapes into blown-out, crush-pop confections, Vancouver’s Belle Game will release their sophomore album Fear/Nothing September 8th on Arts & Crafts. Produced by Dave Hamelin (The Stills) and executive producer Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene), the ten track collection is filled with lush compositions, led by the powerful and hypnotic vocals of Andrea Lo with backing vocals from Kevin Drew.
The band comments: “Fear/Nothing celebrates the bond between our best and worst. What we hate most in ourselves, our unchangeable aspects versus who we hope to be, and who we really are. It's about numbness, exhaustion, tenacity, hope and fear. It's a noisy basement, the places that gather light and the places that gather dark. A collection of shame and stillness. Guitars, keys, drums, vocals. It's our personal dare to fear nothing and whatever you hear too.”
Fear/Nothing combines the sweeping synth-driven dream pop of the Cocteau Twins with confident vocal-driven melodies of genre-defying artists like Empress Of and Jessy Lanza. From hushed anthems to distorted instrumentals, Belle Game teeters between two worlds. Whatever the mood, it’s always a celebration of the hard times and a refusal of fear.
Upon the release of their debut album Ritual Tradition Habit, the band earned critical praise from the likes of Rolling Stone and Pitchfork, while their emotional live performances prompted Paste Magazine to name them one of the “10 Great New Bands of CMJ”.
Belle Game will also hit the road for a full North American tour as lead support for Broken Social Scene – be sure to catch them in a city near you!