Electric Underground Compilation
November 12, 2010
It's been a while, but we've been keeping busy working on our cover of the Sun Ra classic "Love In Outer Space". It's coming along well, and we think you guys are really going to like it.
Meanwhile, I've had one of my solo jazz/funk tracks, "Soiree Lamma" released on a compilation album called "Electric Underground Vol. 10". If you interested in checking it out, it's now available on iTunes at the link below.
Soirée Lamma - Quickstar Productions Presents: Electric Underground, Vol. 10
Hopefully I'll be notifying you shortly about the release of "Love In Outer Space"!
Early Fall Update
October 7, 2010
Hope this finds everyone doing well, and settling into the swing of Autumn. I'm not even really sure where September went at this point! Just wanted to post a quick update letting everyone know what we've been up to lately. Firstly, we're in the thick now of recording "Love In Outer Space" the Sun Ra cover that some of you who have seen us live recently may have heard. We did a first pass of vocals last night, and things are coming together pretty quickly. I'm also finalizing a couple remixes for "Firefly" and "Walk With Me" that I hope to have out in short order. Also, just in case that wasn't enough, I've started contributing to a great music blog called Boom Boom Chik (http://www.boomboomchik.com
). It's a very active blog, so drop by once in a while. There's always tons of new material to listen to.
That's it for now. Enjoy the weather, and stay posted for the upcoming Sun Ra track and remixes!
August 14, 2010
Hello Party People, and Happy August!
We've been having a hot one here in the Northeastern U.S.! Makes for a great excuse to kick back during the evening, sip an icy cocktail and listen to some soulful, laid back grooves. Now I wonder where I could fine some of those?
We have a few exciting things going on this month and just wanted to send out a short note to keep everyone up to date on what Nicole and I have in store. Firstly, the album has been getting some nice exposure via podcasts and music blogs, so we'd like to greatly thank all those who've taken the time to listen to, review, and share our music with others! We even found a soul music podcast in China that played "Chocolate Cake" in one of their recent shows. Still waiting for a translation on what the DJ actually said about us! Fingers crossed that it was positive!
We have two live performances this month which we'd love to see you at. The first is our long overdue Record Release Party. This will be held on August 21st at Wallspace in Kingston, NY. We'll be performing a live set of music from the album and Hudson Valley super DJs Ease and Wavy Davy will be filling out the night with a blend of acid jazz, soul, house, deep funk, and reggae classics. Wallspace is a very chic art gallery style space with a beautiful bar in historic uptown Kingston. Free copy of cd with each $10 cover! Don't miss this great night!
For those down in the NYC area we'll also be doing a short set on Wednesday, August 25th, at People Lounge (163 Allen St.) on the Lower East Side. People Lounge is another cool, intimate space and this night, hosted by local singer Shelita Vaughns, is a very cool hang. Our set should be starting around 7:30 PM. Please mention that you came to see Belle Boussole [bell boo-soul] at the door.
Thanks to everyone who has purchased the album. We've had sales in all parts of the US as well as Australia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, England, Denmark, and Germany. If you haven't had a chance to grab your copy yet, check out the links on our 'Buy' tab here on BelleBoussole.com!
Thanks to everyone for your support, and we hope to see you all at a show soon!
Bryan and Nicole
Boom Boom Chik Interview
August 1, 2010
Hey Everyone, hope the summer months are treating you well! Just wanted to post a quick note for anyone who missed the interview we did recently for Boom Boom Chik. Boom Boom Chik is an excellent blog for checking out new music, and the site's two writers Radio Morillo and Jemex do a great job with content and running the site (http://www.boomboomchik.com
). The interview text and direct link can be found on the 'Press' tab above.
First Album Review!
July 14, 2010
Hey everybody. We hope you're all well, and enjoying the summer heat (well those of you in the Northern Hemisphere at least!). We wanted to let you know that the first official review of our new album has finally made print! The review was done by Crispin Kott for Roll Magazine. Roll is a cool Arts & Culture Magazine in Upstate New York focusing on the Hudson Valley Region. Crispin was very gracious with his comments, and we're quite grateful for that. You can read the full review on our "Press" tab, or follow the link here: http://www.rollmagazine.com/jul10/articles/cdreview.php
WRIP - Live In Studio Interview/Performance
July 6, 2010
We'll be doing a live in-studio performance and interview tonight on WRIP 97.9 FM in Windham, NY. The program can be streamed live via the web at http://rip979.com
by clicking the "Listen Live" button. The show runs from 6-9PM and we'll be playing and chatting with host Sonny Rock sporadically throughout the program. There will also be cd giveaways, so if you haven't gotten yours yet, call in!!!
Great Weekend in Newburyport, MA!
June 28, 2010
We had a fantastic weekend in Newburyport, MA. We went up on Saturday to perform as part of the Tannery Series event "Are You Cool?" which also featured author/poet Major Jackson (http://www.majorjackson.com/
) and author Peter Guralnick (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Guralnick
). Both were really incredible and entertaining to listen to. Major had written previously about the avant-garde jazz musician Sun Ra, so we did a "Belle Boussole-ized" version of Sun Ra's "Love In Outer" space at the event. The tune went over so well, that we're considering recording it!!! Thanks to everyone who came out. It was wonderful to see some familiar faces, and to meet a bunch of new people!
Upcoming Show : The Tannery Series' "Are You Cool?"
June 24, 2010
We'll be playing a few songs from the new album along with some Belle Boussole interpretations of Elvis and Sun Ra this Saturday night at Jabberwocky Books in Newburyport, MA as part of The Tannery Series' "Are You Cool?" event. This event is part of a speaking series which will feature two well known authors who have written on the subject of music. More information can be found using the event link below. For those who don't know, Newburyport is a fantastic town on Boston's North Shore. Come out and see us. I'll bet that we even have a few copies of the new album for sale at the show!
Belle Boussole on "The Chillcast with Anji Bee"!!!
June 18, 2010
Hi Everyone! We hope you're all getting ready for a fantastic summer weekend. We're very happy to let you know that we're being featured on this week's episode of "The Chillcast with Anji Bee". The Chillcast is a fantastic lounge/chillout podcast out of Los Angeles hosted by vocalist/podcaster-extraordinaire, Anji Bee. You can stream the podcast any time using the link below, or download the episode #221 free from iTunes for continual listening on your mp3 players! This episode is a great mix of tunes to throw on late, break out the wine, and relax!!! Have a great weekend! Oh, I did mention it's **FREE** right????
Album Release Today!!!
June 15, 2010
We're very pleased to announce the release of our debut album. The album is now available for purchase on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon MP3, and all other major digital retailers.
, and click the "Buy" tab for links and additional details.
We hope you enjoy the album!
Friday Night Dance Party!!!
June 4, 2010
Happy Friday! We're very excited to have 2 of the tracks from our upcoming album, "Firefly" and "Native Island", included on this week's episode (#216) of the "Friday Night Dance Party" podcast (http://www.fridaynightdanceparty.com
). This is a very hip podcast run by Jeff Hinz out of Brooklyn, NY. It's a new mix of fun and funky tracks every Friday night to get your weekend off on a good foot!
June 3, 2010
In anticipation of our album release on June 15th, we're offering a FREE download of our song "Free Tonight" (no pun intended) for anyone who signs up on our website's mailing list!!!!
Simply navigate to www.belleboussole.com
, add your email to our list using the box in the top left corner of the site, and follow the instructions. When the download link appears, right click as select "Save Target As" or "Download linked file".
Album Release June 15th!!!
May 16, 2010
The album is complete, and the cds have been manufactured. We're all set for a June 15th release! We'll send out details on the release day with purchase info. The physical cd will be available on CDBaby, and downloads will be available on all major digital retailers. We're looking forward to everyone hearing the album!
Album Release Update
March 29, 2010
Hey All! Well, the album is progressing nicely. We've got some great artwork for the cd case designed by our friend and designer extraordinaire, Cliff Scorso. We're now using the album's design theme on this website so you can get an idea of how it's going to look. At this point the cds and cases are being produced, and we're hoping to be able to schedule the official release for late May or early June. We'll post an update as soon as we have an official date!
Upcoming Album Release!!!
January 25, 2010
We are currently in the final stages of production for our debut, self titled release. The album includes 10 original electro-soul tracks which we really think you're going to enjoy! Check out our new single "Native Island" which is available for streaming on the "Music" tab, or in the MP3 player at the top of the page.